Everything you need to know to get you from point A to point CPA.
Get a jump on the competition.
It's not too early to start laying the groundwork for a successful career in accounting. Find out what you can be doing to prepare in high school.
Courses and scholarships and majors and internships—it all sounds overwhelming, but it isn’t if you know what to do and when. Get a step-by-step plan for getting ahead in college.
Pass the CPA exam and then get your license.
After you graduate college, there are a few more things to do to make you a top contender in the field. Get a sneak peek at steps to take after college.
Get rewarded for all your hard work.
Just in case you ever need a friendly reminder of the perks that lie ahead, keep these starting salaries in mind:
|Employer||Jr. (0-3 yrs.)||Sr. (4-6 yrs.)|
|Public Accounting (large firm)||$47k-$66k||$64k-$83k|
|Public Accounting (medium firm)||$41k-$60k||$51k-$76k|
|Public Accounting (small firm)||$40k-$53k||$52k-$66k|
|Corporate Accounting (large co.)||$35k-$55k||$53k-$71k|
|Corporate Accounting (medium co.)||$34k-$50k||$49k-$63k|
|Corporate Accounting (small co.)||$32k-$47k||$45k-$56k|