What Can You Do with an Accounting Degree?

What jobs can you get with an accounting degree? I’m curious what can I do with an accounting degree?

An accounting degree is, to put it bluntly, a really good idea. Wherever there is business, or money, there is a need for people who know how to crunch the numbers, i.e., accountants.

Many individuals rely on accountants to prepare their taxes for them, and nearly all businesses need accountants to organize their finances. If you are good at math and like to work with numbers, a career in accounting could be a very lucrative opportunity for you!

Some accountants open their own offices and work with people and small businesses one on one, and some accountants work within accounting firms. Others work within companies or organizations. Even colleges and hospitals need accountants. Some accountants go to work for the government and make sure people are paying their taxes!

In order to call yourself a “CPA” – Certified Public Accountant, you will need to pass the national CPA exam and become certified in your own state. Some states require a certain amount of work experience and/or a specific amount of credit hours. However, there are many job opportunities for one who holds an accounting degree, even if he or she hasn’t yet earned CPA certification.

I am so glad that I went and got an accounting degree. My degree has allowed me to provide for my family and to live a comfortable life. I now own my own CPA firm. It is a stressful field to be in during the spring months, but every summer, we get to take a month off and go to Florida!

~ Rod A.

Careers you can get with a degree in accounting include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Manager
  • Corporate Accountant
  • FBI Special Agent
  • Financial Planner
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • IRS Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Small Business Owner
  • Tax Advisor