Career Options for Aspiring Accountants [infographic]

A career in accounting can be quite lucrative and satisfying in all aspects. The infographic below from the University of Alabama outlines seven career paths for accountants. To begin a career in accounting, you will typically need a bachelor's degree in business economics or accounting. You will also need a related certification, like the certified public accountant (CPA) designation.

Why Are Accounting Jobs So Hard to Fill?

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and the economy more complex, the demands of top professions have become broader and more nuanced. That's certainly true for accounting and finance jobs, which now require so much more than rote number crunching. But that change in expectations makes it difficult for companies to fill those roles.