Career Education Addresses the Shortage of Skilled Accountants in America

(Washington, DC – August 5, 2016)– This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.5 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand “job-ready” employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate career education and training.

Professionally trained accountants and bookkeepers are critical to the success of businesses of all sizes, as well as helping Americans keep their personal finances in order. Because of this demand, accounting boasts faster than average job growth: the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11% growth in the sector between 2014 and 2024, with 142,400 projected new jobs over the same period. Accountants can also expect to make a good living – median wages were estimated at $67,190 per year in 2015.

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