What can I do with my ACCOUNTING degree?

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.

Actuary Controller Management Consultant
Assistant Controller Cost Accountant Managerial Accountant
Auditor Credit & Collection Specialist Payroll Manager
Bank Examiner Entrepreneur Personal Financial Advisor
Benefits Administrator Environmental Accountant Plant Accountant
Budget Analyst Estate Planner Professor
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 Stockbroker
Claims Adjuster Internal Auditor Systems Analyst
Collection Agent International Trade Specialist Tax Lawyer
Commercial Banker Inventory Control Specialist Tax Specialist
Commodities Trader IRS Investigator Treasurer
Computer Programmer Loan Administrator Trust Accountant
Consumer Credit Officer Loan Officer Underwriter


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.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Accounting   Department of Accounting and Finance
    College of Business
    On Campus: Garrett Hall, Room 61
    Telephone: 985-549-2052

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