The field of accounting focuses on the measurement, processing, and communication
of financial information from entities such as corporations or businesses. From auditing
to bookkeeping, if you enjoy working with numbers and like details, this could be
the career path for you.
Students in this program learn about the importance of financial institutions to the
economy and recognize the impact they have on the local community and variety of services
offered by financial institutions. They also gain knowledge of how credit and the
process of analyzing financial information can assist in the decision-making process
of granting credit. At Terra State, our Accounting students are detail oriented and
enjoy learning about financial matters. Does this describe you?
Graduates of an Accounting program can find a variety of careers in a variety of positions,
including an accounting clerk, purchasing agent, and budget manager. Learn more about
some of these below or check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations.
They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records
The median annual wage for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $39,240
in May 2017.
Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to show little
or no change from 2016 to 2026.
Accountants and Auditors
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial
records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and
auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run
The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $69,350 in May 2017.
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to
2026, faster than the average for all occupations. In general, employment growth of
accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall
economy. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents determine how much is owed in taxes
and collect tax from individuals and businesses on behalf of federal, state, and local
governments. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect
overdue tax payments.
The median annual wage for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents was $53,130
in May 2017.
Employment of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is projected to show
little or no change from 2016 to 2026.