“Between now and 2026, accounting jobs are predicted to grow at a rate higher than average for all other careers.”

-BLS.gov

While AI and other advanced technologies are already changing the way accountants work, accounting degree programs are preparing students for the enhanced skill sets that will make the successful accountants of the future.

Non-profit

Nonprofit organizations have become very results-oriented regarding maximizing the services they provide… They are also very conscious as to make sure their financial reports provide the most accurate picture of what a program costs the organization.

Increasingly, nonprofit finance professionals are looking for ways to modernize their technology and leverage those tools to accelerate their missions…

-AccountingToday.com

International

The continued globalization of business may lead to increased demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.

– BLS.gov

Tax Preparation & Planning

Technology-driven changes in audit and tax services appear likely to lead to changes throughout firms’ organizational charts. Firms may need to recruit people with new skills, provide new opportunities for them to advance, train existing staff to perform more analytical services, consider new billing models, and place increasing emphasis on providing advisory services and strategic thinking.

– JournalofAccountancy.com

Government

The need for governmental accounting education has never been greater in the United States, as governments at the federal, state, and local levels face a wave of impending personnel retirements.

In addition, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data, the need for government accountants and auditors will grow as more than 34% of federal employees on board by the end of fiscal year 2015 will be eligible to retire by 2020.

– CPAJournal.com

Healthcare

Healthcare in the United States is a very big business, amounting to just over $2.1 trillion annually—one sixth of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product— and is the largest single source of public expenditures. Despite calls for heightened efficiency, the industry’s cost structure continues to grow at nearly double the rate of the broader economy”

The role of finance and accounting professionals in healthcare is evolving…The industry’s growth curve is creating huge potential for finance and accounting professionals.

– IMAnet.org

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