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Career Opportunities

The accounting profession continues to grow rapidly as more and more organizations realize the value of a well-prepared accountant. Starting salaries for accountants are among the highest for all college graduates. For those who are highly motivated and who are effective in interacting with other professionals, the opportunities for rapid advancement are great.

Accounting graduates find employment in such areas of specialization as:

  • auditing,
  • tax planning and return preparation,
  • financial accounting,
  • cost accounting,
  • budgeting,
  • management advisory services,
  • internal auditing, and
  • teaching.

Many of our graduates become members or leaders of the financial management team of their organization. Initially, accounting graduates are employed as accountants in:

  • accounting firms,
  • manufacturing and service companies,
  • state and federal government agencies, and
  • credit unions and banks.

The Dahl School's student job placement rates exceed 99% for the past two years' graduates! In addition, all of our students complete at least one internship or practicum experience, and employer ratings for these students have consistently exceeded 4.0 on a 5.0 scale. The relationships we establish with area businesses have proven valuable to our students while they are here and after they graduate.