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B.S./B.A. in Accounting: Career Outlook

Bachelor’s in Accounting Salary Potential and Professional Opportunities

The online bachelor’s in accounting program from Eastern Oregon University offers the financial expertise to help you succeed in a variety of accounting careers, as well as providing the foundation needed to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam. After completing the online accounting degree, you’ll graduate ready to advance your career and reap the benefits that accompany the average bachelor’s in accounting salary potential.

According to research published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates of EOU’s online accounting degree are in high demand. As the accounting field continues to expand, more than 108,000 new financial management positions are expected to be available by 2029.2



Accountants work with individuals and businesses to develop financial strategies and promote financial health. In addition to keeping financial records for their clients, they must also ensure their clients abide by tax laws.1

Financial Manager


Financial managers help companies achieve financial success by setting attainable goals and developing plans to achieve them. They oversee a company’s budget and help determine appropriate spending and investment plans.2

Additional roles for graduates of the online accounting degree:

  • Controller
  • Auditor
  • Senior accountant
  • Fiscal manager
  • Cost estimator
  • Budget analyst

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Program Outcomes: Professional Skills for a Dynamic Field

When you complete the online accounting degree, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.


Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.


  1. Accountants and Auditors. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from
  2. Financial Managers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from