Accounting Career Outlook

Percent Employed & Percent Furthering Their Education


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

Employed in Related Field



Employed in a Related Field


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey  

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Average Yearly Salary


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 



Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Accountants are responsible for creating, organizing, and maintaining the financial records of an organization. They verify that financial records are accurate and prepare financial statements and other reports. Accountants can have additional responsibilities including preparing payroll, filing tax returns, reconciling bank accounts, and advising management.

A 1040 Income Tax Return document

Tax Accounting Specialist

Tax Accounting Specialists help either individuals or businesses fill out their tax forms properly, advise them about future financial moves that can affect their taxes and file taxes with the appropriate documentation electronically so that your clients receive their refunds as quickly as possible. If an individual is audited, tax accounting specialists handle this audit for them to ensure that an individual gets through the process 

Additional opportunities include:

  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Cost Accounting Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Manager

Related Programs

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Accounting associate degree, continue your education at a university to earn your bachelor’s degree. Northwood Tech has articulation agreements in Accounting with a variety of four-year universities.

Hear From Graduates

"I am so thankful I found the Accounting program at Northwood Tech. I was able to plan my classes around my life and work schedules. The instructors truly cared about making sure I was learning the skills employers are looking for. This degree enabled me to find a higher level position, and the skills I learned have helped me advance in my career." 

Debi M., Accounting graduate


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