Accounting Specialist (Associate's)
If you are looking to advance your current accounting or bookkeeping career, or start one, the Accounting Specialist associate's degree program at Virginia College, offered online and on-campus, may be right for you.
Accounting Salary and Bookkeeper Salary Insights
This program is designed to prepare you for entry-level accounting jobs or bookkeeping jobs such as:
- Accounting clerk
- Accounts payable/receivable specialists
- Personal income tax clerk
- Collection clerk
- Professional bookkeeper
The median annual wage for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks was $35,170 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10% earned less than $21,610, and the top 10 percent earned more than $54,310.*
Accounting Degree Jobs
An employment growth rate of 11% is projected in this field from 2012 to 2022. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand for these workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.*
More about the Accounting Specialist Degree Program
The Virginia College Accounting Specialist program covers a variety of courses in an effort to help you graduate with a well-rounded education in the accounting field. This is true whether you attend Virginia College on campus or take the Accounting Specialist online degree program. You'll find a special emphasis placed on combining accounting theory and practice with the microcomputer with advanced computerized accounting classes. Upon graduation, you will be encouraged to sit for the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) national certification.
Our courses are taught by instructors with experience in the accounting field who draw on their experience to enrich classroom discussions with real-world scenarios. They will help provide you with the attention and support you need to work toward graduation and a career in accounting.
Get started now — either on campus or online!
Complete the Request More Information form now to find out more about the Accounting Specialist program. With classes starting soon, you can begin advancing your existing career or get trained for entry level accounting jobs and bookkeeping jobs.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
Note: The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed.
Your success in Accounting Specialist (Associate's) starts at the following locations:
- Birmingham, Alabama - Associate of Science
- Online Programs - Associate of Science
NOTE: Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.
Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are required by Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma to be listed as Certificates (C).
Associate of Science degrees (AS) are required by SC, TN & VA to be listed as Associated of Applied Science degrees (AAS).
Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS) are required by LA & VA to be listed as Associate in Occupational Studies degrees (AOS).
Bachelor of Science degrees (BS) are required by TN to be listed as Bachelor of Applied Science degrees (BAS).