Many job options are available to people with accounting knowledge and skills, depending on the educational level and experience, including:
Note that many accounting-related positions require a bachelor’s degree or higher. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for Texas:
Projected Growth Through 2024 in Texas
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’
Occupational Outlook Handbook, there are more than 2 million jobs for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks. Most are employed in local government and in the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services industry. High demand ensures plentiful job openings, including opportunities for temporary and part-time work.
Most bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks are required to have a high school degree at a minimum. Having some college education is increasingly important, and an associate degree in business or accounting is required for some positions.
Experience in a related job and working in an office environment also is recommended. Employers prefer workers who are computer literate, with knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Once hired, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks usually receive on-the-job training. Some formal classroom training also may be necessary, such as training in specific computer software.
Bookkeepers, particularly those who handle recordkeeping for companies, may benefit from becoming certified.
You’ll find helpful information about accounting careers, certifications, licensing and more by visiting the websites of some
accounting industry professional organizations.