Watch this video to learn more about Lakeland's Accounting program.
If you are a student looking for a business career that has numerous job opportunities upon graduation, then an accounting degree may be for you.
Did You Know?
- Accounting is the most employable, sought-after major by employers in the Midwest (Source: NACE Job Outlook 2012 Survey)
- Jobs for accountants and auditors are expected to grow 16% between 2010 and 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- The nationwide average starting salary for a bachelor's degree graduate in accounting is $50,400 (Source: NACE Salary Survey — Septmber 2012)
- Lakeland College is one of the few colleges or universities in the entire nation that offers an emphasis in Forensic Accounting at the undergraduate level
Accounting is the way businesses communicate, keep score, and share financial information. The accounting major at Lakeland College trains students to be economic problem-solvers and analysts, not just someone who balances the books. Students learn to be professionals who are able to identify, measure, and make judgments about all types of economic information. These accounting skills lead to rewarding positions in financial reporting, tax planning, business consulting, auditing, fraud examination, and many other fields in the global marketplace. In addition, with a few additional courses, the Lakeland accounting major qualifies its students to sit for the CPA and CMA examinations.
For some useful sources of information on careers for Accounting graduates see:
- National Association of CPAs site
- AICPA site for careers as a CPA
- General job site, look under 'Accountants'
- A professional site, including job info.
- CPA exam information
- American Institute of CPAs