Accounting Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Programs:
  • MS in Accounting - Audit Specialization
  • BS in Accounting - Public Accountancy
  • BS in Accounting - Managerial Accountancy
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Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Locations:  San Marcos, CA National City, CA San Diego, CA

Programs:
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)

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Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process. Here at NCC we understand the importance of education, and that the healthcare industry is in constant need of trained professionals. Our short term allied health programs will give you the skills and the knowledge to become a part of the exciting healthcare field. In addition to providing career training, we offer our graduates employment assistance. At NCC you are not just a student; you are part of a community that includes faculty with industry specific experience and administrators committed to education, and your success in your career objectives.

Locations:  Panorama City, CA

Programs:
  • Business Management and Accounting

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Professional accountants review and analyze financial information for individuals, companies, and government entities to make sure that taxes are paid correctly, finances are kept on track, and there is no waste or fraud. Depending on your interests, you could work as a public accountant, government accountant, or management accountant. If you are good with numbers, can easily interpret mathematical information, and have good communication skills, a career in accountancy might be perfect for you.

Accounting Degrees to Start Your Career

Most accounting jobs require at least a bachelor's degree in accounting, which typically takes about four years. Accounting programs offer classes in basic accounting, business, taxation, communication, economics, and math. If you're interested in increasing your job opportunities, it may be a good idea to earn certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Once you've started your career, you can continue your education with a two-year master's degree in accounting, which could include coursework such as international accounting, financial accounting, and fraud prevention. As more and more companies use computerized accounting, you may also have to take courses in accounting software and technology. Depending on your interests, you could work in a variety of subspecialties including:
  • Clerical accounting
  • Forensic accounting
  • Payroll accounting
  • Management accounting

Accounting Career Salary and Outlook

According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for accountants in 2008 was $65,840, and job prospects should be good for those with the right training. Accounting jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.