Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
19,820
declining 2.07%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,727
growing 2.53%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$20,700
growing 3.06%
Average Wage
$93,362
growing 1.76%
People in Workforce
11.2M
growing 2.34%
Average Employee Age
43.8
growing 0.208%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping degree recipients are Fort Lauderdale, FL, Indianapolis city (balance), IN, and New York, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping degree recipients are Salida, CA, Puhi, HI, and Woburn, MA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping and the types of students that study this field. Broward College awards the most degrees in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping in the US, but Taylor Business Institute and ABC Adult School have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping.

Tuition costs for Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping majors are, on average, $3,727 for in-state public colleges, and $20,700 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping programs are Public, 2-year institutions (480 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (13,059 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping, is Public, 2-year (13,059 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,727
Median In-State Public
$20,700
Median Out of State Private

Broward College has the most Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping degree recipients, with 1,284 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 46.3%
  2. 36.2%
  3. 32.9%

Out of all institutions that offer Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Taylor Business Institute has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping, with 46.3%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Business graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Business majors is $93,362 and the most common occupations are Accountants & auditors, Other managers, and Financial managers.

The industry that employs the most Business majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$93,362
Average Wage in Workforce
± $699
1.76%
1 Year Growth
± 1.05%

The average salary for Business majors is $93,362 and the most common occupations are Accountants & auditors, Other managers, and Financial managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Business majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Business majors, by number of employees, are Accountants & auditors, Other managers, and Financial managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Business majors working as Accountants & auditors, Financial analysts, and Financial examiners.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Business majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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11.2M
2020 Workforce
± 78,927
2.34%
1 Year Growth
± 0.982%

The number of Business graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.34%, from 10.9M in 2019 to 11.2M in 2020.

The largest single share of Business graduates go on to work as Accountants & auditors (9.87%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Business by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Business majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services, and Banking & related activities.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
11.2M
2020 Workforce
± 78,927
2.34%
1 Year Growth
± 0.982%

The number of Business graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.34%, from 10.9M in 2019 to 11.2M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Business graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Business.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Business majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Business in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Business is 43.8.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Business degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Business (8,949 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
43.8
Average Age in 2020
± 0.0935 Years
0.208%
1 Year Change
± 0.302%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Business. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 36 years old, which represent 2.61% and 2.61% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Business are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (71.2%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,949 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,540 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2,168 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Female
    2,235 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,024 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    813 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    163,161 degree recipients
  2. Philippines
    140,233 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    135,137 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Mongolia
    3.04 times more than expected
  2. Cyprus
    2.74 times more than expected
  3. Zimbabwe
    2.7 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Mongolia that hold Business degrees (3.04 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (163,161 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping majors need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Mathematics is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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