There are a variety of sources that seem to agree that business graduates in accounting and finance will be demanded and paid well in the US. According to Fortune Magazine and CNN, the #1 most demanded job for 2010 is a Tax Accountant (with an estimated starting salary between $46,500 and $61,500). In fact, the top four jobs that Robert Half researchers reported to Fortune Magazine as having rising demand and salaries were all in accounting or finance. The list also included (#2) Compliance Directors (or individuals that audit internal and external accounting/financial processes—starting salaries of $83,750 to $108,500), (#3) Credit Managers/Supervisor (starting salaries of $42,500 to $57,500), and (#4) Senior Financial Analysts (starting salaries of $57,750 to $74,000).
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According to Yahoo! Education, Financial Analysts and Personal Financial Advisors are expected have a 38.8% increase in the number of available jobs—especially as older generations near retirement. Yahoo! reports the annual salary for these jobs is $66,590. (5 Fastest Growing Careers That Pay, Yahoo! Education) And, the list continues, with Loan Officers and Cost Estimators being in high demand (according to U.S. News and World Report).
To research more job outlooks and salary information in the US, visit the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.