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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.

†Most 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.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

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

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.