Accounting Technology Programs in Texas

Educational Information:

Accounting affects a number of industry and sectors throughout the area today. Students that have their accounting technology degree will have learned the basic skills in payroll, tax preparation, accounts payable, accounts receivable and more.

Licensing Information:

To get a license in Texas, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor or graduate degree at a local accredited institution that is recognized by the TSBPA
  • Completion of 150 hours of college classes
  • Completion of 30 hours of upper-level accounting classes
  • Completion of 24 hours of upper-level business classes
  • Completion of three hours of ethics classes
  • Submission of an application of intent to the TSBPA
  • Pass the CPA examination
  • Determined that the individual is of sound moral character by the TSBPA
  • Meet the approved work requirements
  • Pass an open-book exam on the rules of conduct in the TSBPA book

Employment Information:

Throughout the state of Texas, energy industries continue to enhance the growth of jobs in a number of fields, especially that of accounting. Gas and oil exploration and the refining companies, as well as technical consulting and scientific companies that are dedicated to energy will often employ auditors and accountants. Texas is a large player in the global commerce industry. Accountants that are familiar with the financial reporting standards might be able to find employment facilitating international trade for some of the largest companies recognized, Marathon Oil and URS Corporation.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $80,170 in Texas. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 18.8%, which is more than four times the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 15,480 annual job openings in this field are expected during this ten-year period leading to 2028 due to a combination of new job growth, retirements, and natural job turnover.

May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and job market trends for accountants and auditors represent state data, not school-specific information. 

Job growth projections for 2018-2028 sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored O*Net database. Figures represent state data, not school-specific information.

Conditions in your area may vary. Data Accessed May 2021.