Careers in accounting are plentiful, present in all industries and all geographic locations, and offer competitive pay, many with full-time benefits. Opportunties for advancement are robust, especially for those looking to pursue further educational credentials.
Some courses focus on the theory and principles of accounting, while others offer simulations of professional work environments. Accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing clerks work in nearly all industries and at all levels of government. State and local government, educational services, healthcare, and the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industries are among the individual industries employing the largest numbers of these clerks. Starting salaries for fulltime positions are usually in the mid-30’s to low 40’s.