What can I do with my ACCOUNTING degree?


Employers of Accounting Majors

  • Public Accounting Firms

  • Corporations

  • Federal & State Governmental Agencies

  • Banks and other Financial Institutions

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Health Care Industry


Related Occupations for Accounting Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.



Management Consultant

Assistant Controller

Cost Accountant

Managerial Accountant

Accountant & Auditor

Credit & Collection Specialist

Payroll Manager

Bank Examiner


Personal Financial Advisor

Benefits Administrator

Environmental Accountant

Plant Accountant

Budget Analyst

Estate Planner


Certified Public Accountant

General Auditor

Property and real estate managers

Chief Cost Accountant

Governmental Accounting

Public Accountant

Chief Financial Officer

Industrial Accountant

Securities Broker

CIA Agent

Industrial Buyer


Claims Adjuster

Internal Auditor

Systems Analyst

Collection Agent

International Trade Specialist

Tax Lawyer

Commercial Banker

Inventory Control Specialist

Tax Specialist

Commodities Trader

IRS Investigator


Computer Programmer

Loan Administrator

Trust Accountant

Consumer Credit Officer

Loan Officer




Preparing for a Job in Accounting

  1. Obtain a bachelor's degree in accounting, or a bachelor's degree in another field with a master's degree in accounting.

  2. Take a variety of college courses in addition to accounting and business, such as economics, sciences, communication, behavioral science and quantitative methods.

  3. Develop good critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and research skills and computer skills.

  4. Become familiar with specialized certification programs.

  5. Consider co-op program or internship.



Links for Accounting Majors

More Info from Career Services


Contact Information

Department of Accounting and Finance
Garrett Hall, Room 61
Tel: 985-549-2052