Graduating with a degree in accounting offers a few career options: accountant, auditor or financial analyst. Accountants and auditors work with financial records, preparing them and checking them for accuracy. Financial analysts gauge the performance of stocks, bonds and other investments and provide guidance regarding investment decisions. The average earnings of each of these occupations is very good, with the median annual salary of accountants at $61,690 and of financial analysts at $74,350. Furthermore, each has excellent projected job numbers through 2020: 1,216,900 for accountants and 236,000 for financial analysts.