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Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

What can you do with an Accounting major?

The following list represents just a few of the career titles for Accounting majors. Use it as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider in Accounting.

Commodities Trader, Industrial Buyer, Professor, Assistant Controller, Computer Programmer, Internal Auditor, Public Accountant, Auditor, Consumer Credit Officer, International Trade Specialist, Securities Broker, Bank Examiner, Controller, Inventory Control Specialist, Stockbroker, Benefits Administrator, Cost Accountant, IRS Investigator, Systems Analyst, Budgetary Control Analyst, Credit and Collection Specialist, Loan Administrator, Tax Lawyer, Certified Public Accountant, Entrepreneur, Loan Officer, Tax Specialist, Chief Cost Accountant, Estate Planner, Management Consultant, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, FBI Agent, CIA Agent, Financial Analyst, Claims Adjuster, Payroll Manager, Underwriter, Commercial Banker, Personal Financial Planner...

The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ Accounting majors:

CPA firms, private industry, manufacturers, health care industry, state and federal government, banks and other financial institutions, nonprofit agencies...

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook.