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North Dakota

Examining Accounting Careers in North Dakota

The North Dakota accounting industry has been hit hard by the recession. In just three short years, the number of accountants decreased from fewer than 3,000 to less than 2,500. The good news is that the average salary has increased, and not just by a few dollars. In 2006, the average salary for accountants was a little over $43,000. In 2009, it was over $50,000.

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District of Columbia

Examining Accounting Careers in District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is the place for accountants — especially government and forensic accountants! The district is home to more than 10,000 accountants and the average salary is what keeps them there. Accountants there average nearly $80,000 a year, and salary growth shows no signs of slowing down. Although the number of accountants in D.C.  has decreased over the years, there are still plenty of jobs to be had.

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North Carolina

Examining Accounting Careers in North Carolina

North Carolina has a lot to offer accountants! The state has enjoyed steady job growth in this career field for three years and salary growth too. In 2006, just fewer than 24,000 accountants lived in North Carolina. Today, more than 26,000 live there. And accountants living in North Carolina now earn an average of $7,000 more than they did just a few years ago. 

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Georgia

Examining Accounting Careers in Georgia

Georgia is a great place to be an accountant! The state has enjoyed steady job growth in this career field for three straight years. In 2006, the state was home to just over 25,000 accountants — today, there are nearly 30,000. Employment growth isn’t the only thing Georgia has going for it. Salaries are growing too. Georgia accountants average $10,000 more per year today than they did just a few years ago.

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New Jersey

Examining Accounting Careers in New Jersey

New Jersey has a lot to offer accountants! For starters, New Jersey has experienced more job and salary growth since 2006 than most other states. New Jersey didn’t lose any accountants because of the recession; it gained more than 700. And salaries grew by nearly $10,000 over the past three years.

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Ohio

Examining Accounting Careers in Ohio

More than 40,000 accountants live in Ohio. Although the talent pool has decreased slightly since 2006, salaries have increased. At $62,830 per year, Ohio accountants average more than most accountants across the U.S. And accountants in specialized fields such as forensic accounting or accountants living in metropolitan areas tend to earn even more.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Michigan

Michigan is home to around 31,300 accountants, down from 32,570 in 2006. But don’t worry, Michigan still has a hefty population of accountants and even healthier salary growth. In 2006, Michigan accountants earned an average of $59,650 per year. Today they average around $64,330. Although they can be found in just about any city, most accountants live in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Flint.

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Rhode Island

Examining Accounting Careers in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is home to around 3,960 accountants. In 2006, the state was home to 4,190. While the state has lost accounting jobs over the years, the average salary has increased. In 2006, Rhode Island accountants averaged $63,750. In 2009, they averaged $65,390. 

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Mississippi

Examining Accounting Careers in Mississippi

Mississippi is home to more than 4,000 accountants. They work in all fields from auditing to management and many are CPAs. To become a CPA in Mississippi, you need a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum one year experience.  The experience must be gained from full time employment performed within five years of application and under the supervision and direction of a CPA.  The experience must be performed in the areas of accounting and auditing, management advisory services, financial advisory, and preparation of tax returns or tax advice.

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Iowa

Examining Accounting Careers in Iowa

Iowa has nearly 10,000 accountants. 

To earn a good living as an accountant in Iowa, many professionals choose to become CPAs. To become a CPA in Iowa, you must meet one of several different requirements:

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