Careers and Employment

Students who choose to complete a four year accounting degree after earning their Associate in Science degree at John Wood Community College will find a diverse array of career opportunities connected to the field of accounting.  Specific job duties vary widely among the four major fields of accounting and auditing: public accounting, management accounting, government accounting, and internal auditing.

Accountants and auditors are expected to experience much faster than average growth from 2008-18. Median annual wages and salary of accountants and auditors were $59,430 in May 2008. The middle half of the occupation earned between $45,900 and $78,210. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $36,720, and the top 10 percent earned more than $102,380.*

*Information obtained from the Occupational Outlook Handbook