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South Dakota's Accountant Shortage

In South Dakota, there is a critical shortage of accountants. In his 2012 State of the State Address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said, "I've heard … concerns from South Dakota employers about difficulty finding skilled workers. Our Dept. of Labor & Regulation has nearly 10,000 job openings. ..Many of those job openings are for skilled or professional positions, like welders, engineers, and accountants." 

 

Where Accounting Graduates Live
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Where Beacom
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Where Beacom
Accounting Graduates
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National Growth in Accounting Profession

The national growth trend for accountants is also favorable. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15.7 percent growth for accountants between 2010 and 2020, which is much faster than the average growth for most other professions.

Right Time to Pursue Accounting Degree  

If you are looking for a career with excellent employment opportunities, financial reward, satisfaction and challenge, we encourage you to learn more about the Accounting program at Beacom School of Business. We are here to help you get where you want to go.