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$35,000

Salary

Services Industry

14%

Industry Job Growth

What this job is about

OK, so you might not ever use calculus again after school. But some of those math skills you've racked up in the past decade can come in handy when it comes to bookkeeping. As a bookkeeper, your job is to make sure a company's accounting is in order. It usually means paying bills, tracking expenses and organizing accounts receivable, so the job requires organizational and math skills, along with solid tech skills – most bookkeeping functions are done via software. If you love math and get excited at the sight of a blank ledger, it might be a career option worth checking out – after you're done your calculus homework, of course.

Work Styles

What it Takes

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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