Bookkeepers, accounting assistants, and auditing clerks have the distinct advantage of being a necessary component to every industry. From tax preparation companies to religious organizations and local government agencies, every industry needs someone to handle their accounts. Bookkeeping accountants and audit clerks check for accuracy in financial reports and complete financial statements. They are responsible for making sure that financial documents are coded properly, and it lies on their shoulders to report any errors to the company’s accountants.
If you are the type of person who is great at paying attention to details, aren’t afraid to dig into numbers, and have a keen eye for discrepancies, then a career working in an office setting as a bookkeeper, accounting assistant, or auditing clerk is a great pathway for you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between 2020 and 2030, the field of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is expected to decline at -3%; however, the most important part of any job outlook is to complete a local search to see who is hiring for these roles near you. Additionally, because many of these types of jobs can be done remotely, the job market available to someone who has a passion for this type of field is open on a much larger scale than ever before!
The median pay for this specific type of work within these career pathways is approximately $45,560 per year, according to the BLS. The amazing benefit of roles as either a bookkeeper, accounting assistant, or audit clerk is that they require very little post-secondary training, and some skills are even learned on the job. That means that an Accounting Certificate Program like the one offered through Washington Technical Institute can help you secure a position regardless of any additional post-secondary education.
Level of Education
Because these roles usually do not require an associates or bachelor’s degree, an online certificate like the one offered through WTI is enough to secure a position in a variety of industries. The training you receive as you earn your certificate takes you through Introduction to Business, Accounting Principles I & II, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. You’ll earn 15 credits, and be able to study on your own time anywhere you have internet access. This program is designed to be completed in 8 months or fewer, so you could have the educational background to start a brand-new career in less than a year!
Washington Technical Institute’s self-paced, fully online Certificate in Accounting can be completed in 8 months or fewer, with daily start dates. Such flexible start dates makes this program unique and much more accessible for our students. An additional benefit of WTI’s programs is that we offer affordable pricing and monthly payments to help our students leave school without debt.
Although our goal is to help our students graduate their programs with little to no debt, we also recognize that some students might need to utilize a loan for their educational investment. We are excited to announce our partnership with Climb Credit, a student lending company focused on financing career-building programs.
If you’re ready to enroll and start your training to become a bookkeeper, accounting assistant, or audit clerk, you can register for your program online through our website. Still have questions about our programs? Feel free to call us at 800-371-5581 or text us at 952-465-3702. Our admissions specialists will be happy answer whatever questions you have.