Why CPA?

Becoming a CPA takes work and effort, but the benefits go far beyond job security and salary. You’re working to become an essential part of the business world.

What’s In it For You

10-15%

higher salary than regular accountants

Becoming a CPA is an investment. CPAs have the potential to boost their earnings by $1 million of their lifetime compared to a non-CPA in the same position.

22% growth

in employment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment for people with a CPA license is projected to grow by 22% between now and 2018.

1.3m

and growing

When you earn your CPA you become a member of a an exclusive worldwide community of over a million strong

Worth the Work


Becoming certified is a lot like getting a law license. It’s proof that you've mastered the vital elements of your profession through years of academic and technical training. As a CPA, you’ll also have access to jobs with higher authority and responsibility — and you’ll enjoy greater career stability. Best of all, being a CPA allows you to do meaningful work with highly motivated and multi-talented people. CPAs get to pick from highly-specialized job functions, ranging from auditing to information technology. You can pursue jobs that will let you travel internationally — or find opportunities to give back through work for non-profit organizations.

Career options
Why CPA?
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Career options

There are nearly as many ways to practice Accounting as there are reasons to become a CPA. Learn about the many options CPAs have when starting a career.

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Why CPA?
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Salary information

As with any profession, salaries vary by geography, experience, education, and company size. But the consistent high demand for CPAs is good news for CPA salaries.

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Further Reading

Over one million strong and growing

Why the accounting profession will welcome you with open arms

Accounting for a cause

Marry your passion with your CPA skills in the non-profit field

Working abroad as a CPA

Thinking about taking your skills as a CPA to an exotic foreign land? Countries everywhere are clamoring for your knowledge on how to rock today’s global economy.

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