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overview: Accounting is one of those majors that can open the doors into virtually any industry. From government agencies to private corporations, everyone needs an accountant to take care of their finances.


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With so many possible directions, it comes as little surprise that job prospects are solid for those with an accounting degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts a 4% growth through 2029 in jobs for those working in accounting-related fields. Besides that, accountants bring home a solid paycheck. They earn about 38% more than the average worker in the U.S., with a median base salary of $71,550.

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Heidi Rivera

heidi rivera is a staff writer at money specializing in personal finance, higher education and consumer debt. she studied linguistics and communication in english at the university of puerto rico and has studies in creative writing for entertainment.