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Career Outlook - Online BS in Accounting Completion Program

Innovative Accounting for a Modernizing Economy

Businesses can only expand when they have control over their finances. As an accountant, you would be expected to help lead in a variety of financial capacities, from auditing the spending and savings of a company to providing data-backed, informed reports for future growth.

Accountants occupy an array of positions. For example, management analysts are typically accountants who strive to improve the processes and functions within a business. With the field expecting to grow by 14%through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a management analyst is $85,260.1

Financial Manager, $129,890/year

Financial managers typically lead other accountants and others in the finance department to help direct organizations toward achieving their growth goals. Through long-term financial planning, investment monitoring, data analysis, and performance reporting, financial manager positions are growing by an astronomical 16%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2

Personal Financial Advisor, $87,850/year

As a personal financial advisor, you would be responsible for helping your clients pick the right investments to plan for their future. In this capacity, you would be likely self-employed as you help those you work with understand their finances and make informed decisions.3

Other roles you may qualify for:

  • Payroll specialist
  • Accounts payable specialist
  • Medical records accountant
  • Billing advisor
  • Auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • International accountant
  • Government accountant

Learn more about the career outlook of the University of Saint Mary online BS in Accounting program: request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm (visited July 29, 2020).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm (visited July 29, 2020).

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Personal Financial Advisors, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm (visited July 29, 2020).