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Outlook Bright for Graduating Accounting Majors

Outlook Bright for Graduating Accounting Majors

Accounting majors graduating from college this month are facing increasingly strong job prospects, according to research conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Anne Rose, an accounting student at Villanova University, told Bloomberg recently that she already had a job lined up with PricewaterhouseCoopers before she began her senior year.

"The major obviously has a huge role in it, compared to some of my friends that are marketing majors who still are struggling to find full-time employment right now," Rose told the news source in an interview.

Rose's experience is likely mirrored by a number of accounting, computer science and engineering majors, which rank among the three most highly demanded backgrounds, according to NACE. NACE's projections indicate employers plan to hire 10.2 percent more college graduates this year than they did in 2011, according to Bloomberg.

The overall number of employment opportunities for accountants is expected to rise 16 percent during the ten-year period from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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