Why major in accounting?
You’ll make good money.
A 2006 study by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) ranks accounting fifth on a list most lucrative college degrees, and among the fastest growing in terms of starting salary.
Source: CNN Money.com
You’ll be in demand.
The American Institute of CPAs cites accounting graduates are up 19 percent since 2000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a growth in accountant positions between 18 and 26 percent by 2014.
You’ll have career choices.
A degree in accounting provides you with a variety of options and opportunities. Accounting graduates can choose traditional accounting careers or they can branch out to become appraisers, budget officers, loan officers, financial analysts and managers, actuaries, underwriters, tax collectors and revenue agents, securities sales representatives, and purchasing agents. An accounting degree can also lead to a career with the FBI.
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