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An accounting degree can fast-track you into the world of finance and due to its broad application, accounting graduates have a vast array of employment opportunities upon graduation.
Types of Degrees
Accounting students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is usually less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or a higher level of education.
A high school diploma or equivalent with a strong academic background in math, accounting, and computer technology coursework will help applicants stand out. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are also often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Accounting Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in accounting include:
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Accountant was $77,250 in 2021. 1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but depending on geographical location and what industry the job is in.
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