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Articles on Accounting Careers, Job Growth, Occupational Profiles, and Salary Trends in Accounting:

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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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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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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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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Examining Accounting Careers in Idaho

Idaho is an odd place for accountants. Not because there’s anything wrong with this state, of course, but because accountants tend to earn more in smaller cities rather than large metropolitan areas. Not only this, but the population of accountants here is small overall, but salary growth is big. The state added a few dozen jobs over the years too, so job growth isn’t stagnant.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Wyoming

Wyoming has a lot to offer accountants. Job growth is steady and the average salary is on the rise. Although the average salary is moving at a much faster pace than job growth, in today’s economy, any growth is good growth! In 2006, the state was home to just over 1,500 accountants. Today, the state is home to nearly 1,700. In 2006, the average salary was less than $50,000. Today it’s more than $60,000!

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Examining Accounting Careers in Vermont

Vermont is a good place to start an accounting career. The state reported steady job and salary growth for three straight years from 2006 to 2009. In 2006, accountants here averaged less than $60,000. In 2009, they averaged nearly $65,000! Although not as high as other states’ growth, job and salary growth of any kind is a huge accomplishment in today’s economy.

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