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Articles on Job Growth & Employment Trends for Accountants:

Examining Accounting Careers in Louisiana

Louisiana is a great place to live, but is it a great place for accountants? Maybe. Louisiana accountants have enjoyed steady salary growth since 2006. Salaries are on the low side compared to the national average, but are still respectable. The state has seen a decline in accountant jobs over the years. It lost around 380 jobs between 2006 and 2009, but some job loss may be attributed to the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Kentucky

Kentucky has a respectable number of accountants working in all areas from management to government to internal auditing. Most are CPAs working for firms of all sizes. The state is home to more than 10,000 accountants — an increase over 2006.

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Examining Accounting Careers in California

California is a great place to be an accountant! For one thing, it’s one of only four states where you can qualify to pass the CPA exam with only 120 semester hours of college coursework instead of 150. And accountants in California tend to make more money than they do in other states. In 2009, the median wage for accountants in California was over $12,000 higher than the national average.

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