Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology

Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology
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What Can I Do With an Associate Degree in Accounting?

Students who earn an online Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology degree from the University of Cincinnati gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level career in the bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing fields. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, over 197,000 openings for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are projected each year over the decade.

The degree opens doors for a number of career opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll administrator or manager
  • Accounts receivable/payable clerk or manager
  • Billing/purchasing clerk or manager
  • Credit collection clerk, analyst, or manager
  • Tax preparer
  • General accounting administrator
  • Auditing administrator
  • Inventory clerk, analyst, or manager

The courses in this program are accepted by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. However, the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam vary by state. Most states require 150 credit hours of education and specific courses, so additional coursework beyond a four-year college degree is likely required to sit for the CPA exam. Please check with your State Board of Accountancy to determine the specific requirements for your state.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $47,440 -2%
Tax Preparers $49,010 2-4%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $48,000 -2%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks $52,240 -2%