Accounting Assistant Career Outlook

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WITC Accounting Assistant Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Accounting Assistant Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$27,038 - $37,437

Range of Yearly Salary




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.

A 1040 Income Tax Return document

Tax Accounting Clerk

Tax Accounting Clerks help either individuals or businesses fill out their tax forms properly, advise them about future financial moves that can affect their taxes and file taxes with the appropriate documentation electronically so that your clients receive their refunds as quickly as possible. If an individual is audited, tax accounting specialists handle this audit for them to ensure that an individual gets through the process 

Additional opportunities include:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk

  • Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Payroll Clerk

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Accounting Assistant technical diploma, you can continue your education to obtain the Accounting associate degree and transfer your credits to another college to earn your bachelor's degree. WITC has articulation agreements with a variety of four-year universities in Wisconsin. 

Articulation Agreements

The Accounting program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University+, Northland College+, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior+

The colleges listed above have developed an Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (The colleges with a + have a transfer agreement directly related to Accounting, other Bachelor Degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

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

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $27,038–$37,437

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2017 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled April 2018. 


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