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What Can I Do With A Bachelor's in Accounting Degree?

Accountant or Auditor1

An accounting degree from UC's Hutton School of Business can prepare you for a number of careers – including public and corporate accounting jobs. The need for qualified accountants and auditors is projected to grow 6 percent over the next several years, and they can expect to make a median average wage of $71,550 annually.

On the government side, you could find yourself in a career as a tax examiner or revenue agent, making an average of $54,890 a year.2 Or as a budget analyst reporting and monitoring public spending at a yearly median salary of $76,540.3

Financial Examiner4

Another area in private enterprise needing experts in accounting, financial examiners in the finance and insurance industries make a median annual salary of $81,090, with a faster than average projected job growth of 7 percent over the next decade.

Postsecondary Instructor5

Another direction you can take is in teaching – training tomorrow’s accountants to tackle tomorrow’s financial issues as a college or university professor. With a median annual salary of $79,540, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 11 percent over the next decade.


  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Auditor
  • Financial Services Officer
  • Senior Examiner
  • Credit Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Tax Examiner
  • Business Professor
  • Business Instructor

"6 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Accountants and Auditors by 20261

1 Accountants and Auditors
2 Tax Examiners and Revenue Agents
3Budget Analysts  
4Financial Examiners
5Postsecondary Teachers

The Hutton School of Business at the University of the Cumberlands is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Counsel for Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.