Accountant

Career Overview

Career Overview

$71,550
median salary in accoding to BLS
1,392,200
jobs nationwide in 2020
7%
growyh in the next ten years
List item iconHelp solve complex problems.
List item iconModel and predict future trends in a wide range of businesses and organizations.
List item icon Analyze, plan, and evaluate business expenses and income.
List item iconUsing financial data to search for problems and irregularities.
List item iconAnalyze huge amounts of data and make it understandable to others.
List item iconCorrect mistakes made by others.

What It Takes

Accounting careers are a demand in almost any industry and can be a good fit for those who are analytical in mind. These jobs are for people who are not easily overwhelmed, can boil down the details, and decipher the most important information from a set of data.

A Mathematical Mind

Accountants must be skilled in math and other tools used to analyze data. 

Creative Thinking

Decoding the data is one thing. You also need to figure out ways to use findings to your advantage.

Sharp Analytical Skills

Accountants must be organized in their thinking and analyze the results of their research to formulate conclusions.

Good Visualization

You’ll need to find ways to effectively represent data sets to larger audiences.

Independent

Being independent is important because you my work alone more than with a team. 

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Get bachelor’s degree in accounting
Step 2
Working experience and grad school
Step 3
Pass Certifed Public Accountant Exam

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Success Takes Direction: Via Credit Union serves the financially related needs of our diverse membership.
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