Advance Your Career

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
  • Controller
  • Pricing specialist
  • Public accountant or auditor
  • Risk manager
  • Tax specialist
  • Treasurer

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 (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 (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.


Lisa Minnihan

Lisa Minnihan

BSBA Graduate / MBA Graduate
Studying at Walden allowed me to collaborate with students around the world. This let me see what life is like in other countries, and see issues in accounting through their cultural perspectives.
Walden provides a strong foundation that ensures you can do anything if you set your mind to it.
With an MBA, I now have the knowledge and skills to manage an entire organization, including finance management, acquisition, human capital, technology management, and marketing.
Peter Inserra MS in Accounting Graduate
Peter Inserra
Sandra Walker MS in Leadership Graduate / BSBA Graduate
Sandra Walker
Celeste Steele MBA Graduate
Celeste Steele
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