BASE SALARY AND JOB OUTLOOK
Median wages (national): $17.18 hourly/ $35,730 annual
Median wages (Arizona): $16.78 hourly/ $34,910 annual
Projected job growth: Expected to increase 11% over next seven years
Starting salary: Entry level bookkeepers – $20,765 – $44,594 per year.
Gainful Employment Information
Accounting is the language of business and encompasses the information systems which measure business activities and process economic information into reports for decision makers.
Accountants are certified financial experts who specialize in the measurement and interpretation of financial information. Their expertise helps managers, investors, tax authorities, individuals and others plan yearly budgets, make investment decisions, prepare tax documents, and so forth.
Accountants are crucial players in both large corporations and small businesses.
The Accounting curriculum provides a rigorous program of beginning through advanced courses designed to meet the needs of the student transferring to a university, the career changer seeking the required courses to sit for the CPA exam, and the employee who endeavors to gain a new skill. Our Accounting Department maintains close ties with both local universities and local business firms to ensure that our program provides seamless pathways to advanced degrees, CPA candidate status, and immediate employable expertise.