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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online accounting degree often pursue professional accounting, auditing or other financial recording and reporting positions in a variety of business, nonprofit, government or financial service settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Accounting firm
  • Bank
  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Financial services firm
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance agency
  • Law firm
  • Mortgage company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Self employed
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Actuarial assistant
  • Billing clerk
  • Billing coordinator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Consultant
  • Escrow officer
  • Forensic accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Independent auditor
  • Inventory analyst
  • Junior accountant
  • Loan administrator
  • Payroll clerk
  • Public, Tax or Cost accountant
  • Staff accountant
  • Tax advisor
  • Tax preparer

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

BS in Business Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all BS in Business programs have been combined for these career outcomes results.

Capella University BS in Business degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Career growth potential 46% Promotional opportunities 44% Salary and benefits 57% Tasks and responsibilities 69%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our BS in Business degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 28% Successfully changed careers 6% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 1% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 24% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 30% Received award 4% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 9% Conducted a research project 8% Served as a professional consultant 8%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.