Why do we love accounting? Let us count the ways!
To start, a career in accounting means demand and likely job security due to government tax reporting requirements. No matter what the economy is doing, there will should be a need for professionals with these skills.
In addition, the accounting field offers a lot of career options and flexibility. For instance, you can choose to work for yourself or someone else. If you run your own accounting business, you can even decide on the days of the week and hours of the day you’ll work. This can be incredibly beneficial to those parents of young children, who want or need to be home during the day.
And finally, gaining accounting skills will help you increase your value if you already work for a particular business and want to secure your position. Management is always looking for information and strategies on how they can increase their bottom line!
How fast is the bookkeeper field growing?
The BLS (https://www.bls.gov/) projects over 170,000 job openings for bookkeepers and accountants each year for the foreseeable future. These openings will be a result of the need to replace workers who either retire or transfer to other occupations.