Your bachelor’s degree can open the door to a lifetime of career and earnings growth. According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities in accounting and related fields reached more than 1.2 million jobs in 2012.* The field is expected to grow as changes in financial laws and regulations, combined with increased scrutiny of company finances, increase the demand for accountants and auditors.
With a bachelor’s degree from Walden, you can take the first step toward advancing your career and reaching your professional potential. Explore from a variety of potential career options, including:
- Assurance specialist
- Business or financial analyst
- Cash manager
- Pricing specialist
- Public accountant or auditor
- Risk manager
- Tax specialist
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Increase Your Earnings Potential
With your bachelor’s degree in hand, you put yourself in a better position to raise your earnings potential over the course of your career. The earnings gap between those who have four-year college degrees and those who do not has widened throughout the past four decades.
- The median annual wage of accountants and auditors was $63,550 in 2012.*
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, based on median weekly earnings, individuals who have bachelor’s degrees earn 63% more than those with high school diplomas, 46% more than those with some college, and 35% more than those with associate degrees.†
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–15 Edition, Accountants and Auditors,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited February 5, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
† Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Education pays …,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm (viewed online April 11, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.