Skip Navigation
Printer Icon Print Page
Accounting
Accounting
Career Opportunities & Work Life

With a two-year degree in accounting, you can focus on careers including:

  • Billing Clerks
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Bookkeeping Clerks
  • Auditing Clerks
  • Data Entry Clerks


Work Environment
Most accounting clerk jobs are full-time positions with Monday through Friday, 40-hour workweeks. These hours are subject to change if you are required to work shifts or are approaching a busy season.

As an accounting clerk, you can expect typical work settings will be in business offices, medical facilities, government agencies, hospitals, banks, retail stores, and other organizations that deal with money and credit. The size and type of business will determine if you have your own office, work in a cubical, or have a desk in an open area.

Due to outsourcing, many part-time positions are available. According to the U.S. Department of Labor "about 1 out of 4 bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks worked part time in 2010."

Employment Outlook
The U.S. Department of Labor is estimating an eleven percent national employment increase during the 2010-20 decade for payroll and timekeeping clerks. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are expected to see about 259,000 new jobs during the same decade.

A number of jobs will open in coming years as payroll and timekeeping clerks leave the labor force or transfer to other occupations.

Copyright © 2014 Lake Michigan College