Here are some of the possibilities open to those who study accounting:
Accounting careers hold the promise of solid incomes.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for accountants and analysts in 2007 was $57,060, with the highest 10 percent taking home an average of $98,220 a year. Those who move into management analyst positions earned a median of $71,150.
For those in executive-level positions, earnings potentials are particularly high. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants reports that within businesses, chief financial officers and treasurers can expect salaries ranging from $91,000 to $370,500, depending upon experience and the size of the company.
Recruiting Ball State Students
Organizations seeking excellent accounting majors know that Ball State is a good place to look. The Big Four public accounting firms all recruit on campus, as do numerous regional and local CPA firms, private businesses, governmental agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Here is a sampling of employers who have recruited accounting majors on Ball State's campus recently:
Learn More about Accounting Careers
For more information concerning accounting-related career options, visit the Web sites of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Also check into the wealth of information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau offers details on training, qualifications, working conditions, job outlook, related occupations, and earning potential.
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