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The Industry

In an industry that is expected to grow 14% by the year 2020, accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing clerks are and will continue to be in high demand. These professionals are the backbone of all successful companies and work in a wide variety of fields and businesses. With a median annual income of $34,030 and with medical and retirement benefits available at many jobs, the earning potential for the accounting profession is above the national average.

Our Accounting Program

Prepares students with basic skills to compete for accounting positions

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Associate in Technical Arts — Accounting

Our ATA program in Accounting provides students with the basic skills to compete for entry-level accounting positions in private industry, state, and local government, and public accounting firms. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are employed in many industries, including firms that provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services; federal, state, and local governments; and schools. Oftentimes this profession works longer hours during specific times of the year to meet deadlines during tax time and at the end of the fiscal year. With about 1 of 4 bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks working part time.

Occupational Outlook, Job & Salary Statistics

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Skills to compete for entry-level accounting jobs...


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