Today, accounting positions are on the rise, and it’s predicted to always be that way. The employment growth of higher accounting positions, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), are climbing slightly faster than average, and is expected to grow 13% from 2012 to 2022. Even lower-level jobs, such as bookkeepers, are projected to grow 11% in that same 10-year span. However, following the recession of 2009, many businesses are tightening their requirements on hiring accountants, so more work is needed now to be a higher-level position.
From a financial standpoint, accounting salaries have always been above the national average, and will continue to stay that way. Most accountants start in entry-level positions, which obviously don’t earn as big of a salary as higher-level positions. Among roughly 100,000 accounting jobs nationwide, the overall income is about $115 billion, which makes the average salary about $115k.
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