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Choosing the right school is important when it comes to finding an accounting career that works for you. Daymar's accounting program in Kentucky and Tennessee can prepare you for entry-level careers in accounting across multiple industries.
Many of these entry-level careers are administrative office positions, which include tasks such as general bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax preparation, inventory control, allocation, financial statements, depreciation methods and payroll.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 1,322,700 people employed in the accounting industry in 2014. The BLS projects a total growth of 11% in employment opportunities for accountants from 2014 to 2024.
If you are interested in how to get into the growing accounting industry or have an administrative office position, here are a few things to take into consideration:
When choosing an accounting program, it is important to look for an institution that is accredited. This is important for your resume because potential employers may be more likely to hire someone with a degree from an accredited institution than someone who has a degree from an institution that is not accredited.
At Daymar, an institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, we provide accounting students with the opportunity to gain a set of skills ranging from business practices and procedures to income tax accounting and payroll.
An understanding of these areas of accounting may lead to entry-level accounting positions in the following industries: financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice.
To have a more in-depth understanding of these areas of accounting, it can be beneficial to learn more about your professors and their real-world experience.
An important aspect of any accounting program is the professors. Professors who have had work experience in the accounting field have the opportunity to share their own work-related experiences. Daymar strives to allow its students to gain knowledge about these areas of accounting within a friendly, supportive learning environment.
Having a professor that not only teaches the course content, but also encourages you to understand exactly what an entry-level accounting position is, may be helpful as you move forward with your career goals.
While graduation is the first step in making your accounting career goals a reality, it is important to take work experience seriously as a resume-builder before entering the work force. You should look for an accounting program that offers career preparation services, resume consulting, interview preparation tips and any other support that helps students move forward.
School support services can be useful in gaining related work experience, which is often appealing to potential employers. Look for schools that offer career placement services, internship programs, counseling and academic advisors.
Daymar can provide the opportunity to develop the tools necessary to help you become a strong candidate for an entry-level accounting or administrative office position. Some of Daymar’s career support services include assistance with identifying internship opportunities and interviewing tips.
If you choose to move forward with your accounting education, a great place to start is with Daymar’s Accounting Associate of Science Degree.
If you want to continue moving up in the accounting industry after earning an associate degree, you might consider furthering your education with a bachelor in accounting. A bachelor’s degree in accounting could open the door to even more opportunities in the industry.
Studying accounting will likely open the door to many more career opportunities than you might think. After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you can become a public accountant or, if you decide to take the CPA exam, a certified public accountant. Other career paths include becoming an auditor, government accountant, or loan officer.
With a growing accounting industry, our accounting program is the perfect step in beginning your successful career. Daymar is proud to provide the support its students need, and it also provides financial aid to qualified students. If you are interested in how Daymar’s financial aid can help you start your accounting education, feel free to contact us.