The Complete Guide to a Career in Accounting

Pursuing a career in accounting is very timely as the field is experiencing increased demand because of new laws and regulations in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2010 and the ensuing corporate scandals.

In this infographic from our friends at Rasmussen, we get an overview of the profession mainly from a U.S. perspective.


  • The projected job growth for accounting from 2010 to 2020 is 16%
  • There were more than 313,000 job openings throughout last year
  • You are likely to need a bachelor's degree (76% of positions require this)
  • Common certifications are CPA, CISA, CIA and CFE

If you're interested in what accountants can make, have a look at the Emolument salary reports.

Related: How to Become an Investment Banker



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