The career paths in accounting are as varied as the industries and organizations who hire accounting degree graduates.

Careers for CPA and non-CPA track accounting graduates include:

  • Corporate Accountant

  • IRS Accountant

  • Non-Profit Accountant

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Auditor

  • Government Accountant

  • Controller/Comptroller

  • Budget Analyst

  • FBI Agent

  • Forensic Accountant

  • Entertainment Accountant

  • Sports Accountant

Jobs for accountants and auditors are expected to grow 10 percent from 2016-26, which is faster than the average job outlook of 7 percent.

The median annual wage for accountants and auditors in May 2016 was $68,150. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,140, and the top 10 percent earned more than $120,910.

 

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