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If you have been wondering whether to study accounting, you may be surprised to know that this career path is one of the most exciting options with plenty of opportunities for growth. Accounting has often been considered a field that is limited to banks and financial institutions, but in reality, this career path offers a diversity of opportunities across multiple sectors. Qualified accountants are in high demand all over the world, with high earning potential, high job security and many challenges that make the field interesting for graduates. A career that begins with the study of accounting allows students to see business from many diverse perspectives. As an accountant, you will learn about all aspects of running a business and you will gain a keen insight into how problems and intelligent solutions to problems can shape a company’s bottom line. Students studying within this field will have a clear vision of their career path from day one.

According to, U.S. News & World Report “Accountants rank # 3 in Best Business Jobs” in the United States in 2017. Contrary to the stereotypes about accountants, it’s the one job that never goes out of style. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. You’re in high demand, and as long as money flows through the economy, you will be steadily employed.

Don’t wait!  Register now for an upcoming semester in accounting.  An education at Vance-Granville Community College will open the door to this exciting industry.
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