Accounting is the perfect program for people who like to work with numbers. Individuals who specialize in this area are generally good at math and very detail-oriented.
If the following qualities describe you, Accounting might be a good career choice:
* Good with numbers
* Good at solving problems
* Like working with computers
What's the job outlook?
Because financial integrity and accurate reporting are crucial to business success across all industries, the accounting field enjoys relatively consistent growth, even in a fluctuating economy. Since today's accounting professionals play a pivotal role in a company's performance, people with a background in accounting are in demand.
What will I do with my education?
Graduates of Heald's Accounting program pursue rewarding careers in positions such as Accounting Assistant, Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, and Administrative Assistant. Your job responsibilities will vary depending on your job title and the size and type of company where you work. In smaller organizations, the accounting staff handles all aspects of financial management, whereas accounting professionals in larger offices are more specialized. While entry-level staffers generally post transaction details, total accounts, and calculate interest charges, more advanced employees balance finances and ensure the accuracy of accounts. No matter what your position, you'll use computers to generate reports and manage spreadsheets.
As technology continues to evolve, accounting professionals will be expected to keep pace. Your Heald education covers financial software and basic computer technology, which will give you the advantage you need to continue to grow and stay competitive throughout your career.