Careers in accounting can be exciting, rewarding, lucrative and practical. When choosing accounting as a major course of study, students typically follow one of two broad paths: Professional accounting or occupational accounting.
About the Program
Delta College is a great place to begin your accounting career. For transfer students, most universities will accept two years of Delta credit; and some universities will even accept three years from Delta College. In addition, Delta’s small class sizes and personal attention will provide an excellent opportunity to learn the foundations of accounting theory and practice.
Careers and Job Outlook
Occupational accounting careers are often available to students with degrees from two-year colleges and little, or no, credentialing. Candidates should expect wages to plateau around $40,000. Individuals in this field will develop skills valuable to their employer; however advancement is usually limited without a higher degree.
Occupational accounting functions include:
- Financial Statement preparation
- Receivables, Payables, Collections
- Payroll Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- Special Projects
Professional accounting careers will require at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university and some type of professional credential. Candidates can expect starting salaries to begin at $50,000 and grow with experience. Individuals successfully following this career track often acquire desirable and highly marketable skill sets, which qualify them for advancement across organizations.
Professional accounting career options include:
What are students saying?
"The accounting program has helped to shape me in many ways. From my fellow students, to the content taught in the courses, to the amazing teachers, this program has given me all of the tools to be successful in my career."
– Jordan Conway
"Every path has to start somewhere. I am happy to say that mine started at Delta College. As a future CPA I was happy to see that the accounting courses at Delta were focused on the real-world rather than recycled textbook material."
– Adam Wallaker
"My tax class prepared me to move on to the next level at Northwood. The instructor always took the time to answer all my questions, even after the semester was over."
– Kelly Brown
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