Accountants hold a vital role in keeping businesses large and small operating throughout the U.S. This profession requires a university education, as the role they hold requires them to fully understand the dollars the business is taking in, using and spending.
Depending on the type of accounting (private organization, government or non-profit), the accountant’s annual salary will differ somewhat. From state to state, salaries for accountants also range widely, depending on the health of the state’s economy and employment numbers. Another determining factor that can impact your salary range is your highest level of education obtained.
Before becoming a CPA in any state, there are 2 educational requirements that need to be met. First you need to obtain an Associate of Accountancy (AA) degree and then move on to earning your Bachelor's in Accounting. Having a bachelor's in most states is a minimum requirement to becoming a certified accountant or CPA. If you are looking to obtain a position as a certified public accountant, you should also look into acquiring an online accounting master's degree.
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