If you’re looking at this site and are employed in the accounting or financial services industry, then you’re one of the lucky ones. Every business—no matter what size—needs accountants. The industry has been doing very well and will continue to do so.
According to Forbes.com, although the U.S. has lost about 500,000 jobs per month in the past six months, it has gained 3,000 jobs a month in accounting. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the number of jobs for accountants and auditors will grow 18 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than other occupations.
There are many employment options for people in this field and all types of companies, including private clients, nonprofits, government and small and large corporations, that are looking to hire.
Congratulations, you are in a growing industry with a future.