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Best Careers 2011: Accountant

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects accountant and auditor employment growth of 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, adding 279,400 more positions to the 1.29 million already-existing jobs. The accounting profession is often tied to the growth of the economy. More business creation means more clients. Despite the recession, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of accountants to grow faster than the national average for job growth. Demand for accountants has increased because of more complicated financial regulations, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The likely prospect of tax increases also means that people will turn to accountants... Read More

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