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Careers in Accounting

Accounting students may pursue diverse career options in the industry. Entry level positions in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing are possible after completing your Associate's degree. A degree from PPCC may also be your first step toward earning the advanced degrees necessary for careers as Certified Public Accountants.

Career Earnings Outlook

PPCC Accounting graduates may earn on average $41,290 a year.

In Colorado, there are entry-level job opportunities for this fast-growing career field.

Common careers pursued by PPCC graduates are:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk

Continuing Your Studies After PPCC

Students that pursue degrees beyond PPCC, may also consider advanced careers in fields such as:

Career Summary Report

Professional Networking

There are numerous professional organizations that represent the accounting industry in which students may find more information regarding accounting careers and professional support.

Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants - A not-for-profit, professional association dedicated to equipping and empowering Colorado’s CPAs.

Institute of Management Accountants - A worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. 

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - An association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a professional organization of fraud examiners. Its activities include producing fraud information, tools, and training

Institute of Internal Auditors - The internal audit profession's most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications.

Employment Resources

Finding work in your field (or any field) can be challenging for anyone. Here are some resources that you can use to find a career that suits you and build a resume to win a job.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Website - A comprehensive resource that offers job search assistance, resume preparation, and other career-related services for job seekers in the Pikes Peak region. 

Robert Half Research and Insights - A widely respected human resources consulting firm - Robert Half research and insights can give you industry respected tips and advice for job searches and resumes.

PPCC Career Connections - The college's portal for students and employers to post and search for jobs. You may also visit the PPCC Jobs website for on-campus student employment opportunities.


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As an accounting student you have the option to participate in internship programs that provide you with the opportunity to work in the industry, to gain practical experience and see the different aspects of working in a professional environment that you may not see in a classroom setting.