Associate Degree

Career Outlook

Your New Career
The future of the Accounting field is solid. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of nearly 22% in new job openings by 2018.* An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will drive growth.

  • Earn your Degree in as little as 14 months, with appropriate transfer credit, by studying in the comfort of your home and at your own convenience.
  • No experience necessary. The Associate Degree Program in Accounting is designed so even beginners can learn quickly.
  • Gain administrative skills necessary to work in the field of accounting and business environments.

After completing our program, you'll be well prepared to begin what can be a very enjoyable and profitable career. You can always choose to further your education later by earning a bachelor's degree.†

Your New Skills
Whether you want to begin your Accounting career in a small business environment or a large corporation, you will learn the necessary skills required to get the job done.

  • Sharpen your mathematical skills. Learn basic operations; checking accounts and bank statements; business-related equations; financial statements and ratios; interpreting and presenting business data and statistics.
  • Gain well-rounded business knowledge. Learn fundamentals of organizing; communication and teamwork; technology and information; the corporate and global environment.
  • Enhance your communication skills. Learn effective speaking skills; writing memos, reports, and letters.

* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

† Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.