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The University of Arizona's 30 year forecast for the state's economy, released September 2015, had some good news overall. The report predicts that Arizona will experience a greater level of personal income per capita than ever before, which is good for business and for accountants. Business services, of which accounting is a part, added the most jobs of any between 2014 and 2015. Healthcare and financial services are also expected to grow; both industries offer opportunities for accountants.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average accountant's income in the state is $66,750  as of May 2015. In 2014, the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity classified the field of accounting as among the top 25 occupations with the greatest amount of employment expected between 2014 and 2024, with an expected 10,849 new jobs being added between 2014 and 2024.

According to the same report, about 66 percent of the state's population lives in the Phoenix metropolitan area and 15 percent live in Tucson. Not surprisingly, most of the accounting jobs in the state are clustered in these areas.

The state's largest employers are financial services providers, led by American Express and Edward Jones; Scottrade and USAA also have a large presence. Another prominent industry is aerospace and defense; Raytheon, Honeywell and General Dynamics are all hiring in Arizona.

To earn your CPA in Arizona you must have a bachelor's degree that includes 36 semester hours of advanced accounting courses. You will also need a year of experience in the office of a CPA or public accountant, in private industry or with a government agency in which you gain experience in the practice of accounting.

Once you're certified, you can build your career through networking and continuing education opportunities with the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (https://secure.ascpa.com). Certified management accountants (CMAs) can network with peers through the Arizona Valley of the Sun Institute of Management Accountants (http://imavalleyofthesun.org). In addition, the Wild West Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (https://sites.google.com/site/wildwestcouncil) includes local Arizona chapters. Of special interest to Latino CPAs is the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, which has a chapter in Phoenix (http://phoenix.alpfa.org) and another in Tucson (http://tucson.alpfa.org).

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29 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Anthem College (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Associate of Science in Accounting Technology
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Argosy University (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:

Programs Offered:
DBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Accountancy
Master of Accountancy - Accountancy (MACC)
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Brookline College (Phoenix, AZ / Tempe, AZ / Tucson, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
AS - Business - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Central Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Chandler/Gilbert Community College (Chandler, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Transfer Partnership in Accounting
Coconino Community College (Flagstaff, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Accounting
DeVry University (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
GateWay Community College (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate Certificate in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Associates
Certificate in Completion in Accounting
Certificate in Completion in Bookkeeping/Accounting
Glendale Community College (Glendale, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional
Certificate in Accounting
Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
B.S. - Accounting
M.B.A. - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Mohave Community College (Kingman, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Northcentral University (Prescott Valley, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
D.B.A. - Advanced Accounting
Ph.D. Business Admin - Advanced Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Certificate in Accounting and Corporate Financial Management
Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Certificate in Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Ottawa University (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
BA in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Paradise Valley Community College (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Para-Professional
Certificate in Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Applied Science in Accounting - Para-Professional
Certificate in Microcomputer Accounting
Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Pima Community College (Tucson, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Rio Salado College (Tempe, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Completion Certificate in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
South Mountain Community College (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Completion Certificate in Accounting
Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting - Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Management - Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Management
Master of Science in Management - Accounting
University of Phoenix (Chandler, AZ / Mesa, AZ / Nogales, AZ / Phoenix, AZ / Sierra Vista, AZ / Tucson, AZ / Yuma, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
Western international University (Phoenix, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Accounting-BS
Certificate in Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Accounting Assistant

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