Accounting Assistant Career Outlook

Percent Employed & Percent Furthering Their Education 


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

Employed in Related Field



Employed in a Related Field


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey  

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Average Yearly Salary


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 



Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Accounting Clerk

Accounting clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

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Payroll Clerk

Payroll clerks process employees' paychecks by collecting payroll data and timesheets. They also update and maintain employee payroll records, prepare reports, and answer employee payroll questions.


Additional opportunities include:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk

  • Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Bookkeeper

Related Program

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete the Accounting Assistant technical diploma, continue your education at Northwood Tech to earn the Accounting associate degree or at a university to earn your bachelor’s degree. Northwood Tech has articulation agreements in Accounting with a variety of four-year universities.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant 
  • Tax Accountant

Hear From Graduates

"Northwood Tech's Accounting program offers classes that are applicable to the real world and are taught by helpful and knowledgeable instructors." 

Elizabeth W., Accounting Assistant graduate


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