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Career Pathway Certificate: Entry-Level Accounting Clerk

  • Do you like to work with numbers or money?
  • Interested in supporting the finance, payroll, or accounting operations in an organization?
  • Accounting jobs exist across all industries, with many pathways to advance and contribute in the field.

The Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Career Pathway prepares you for entry-level positions as Accounting or Bookkeeping Clerks.


Accounting Clerk, Payroll clerk, Office worker, Loan Interviewer, and more! The average wage for Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks is $36,000-40,000/year. Entry level wages are typically $12-16/hour.

Finish your degree

The Entry-Level Accounting Career Pathway leads to additional Accounting certificates and degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Is it for me?

High School graduates (and high school equivalency); Placement into Writing 121, Math 60. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.
PCC Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast, or Sylvania.
Two terms, options to start Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer term. An internship during or after course completion is strongly recommended to increase job options.

Program cost

Use the cost calculator to see estimated costs. For more detailed cost sheet contact Laurie Chadwick.

What's Next?

  1. Complete the steps for new students
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Contact Laurie Chadwick for help with scheduling, becoming a student, and mapping out your education and career path.
    • Find out more about the resources and support the Career Pathways team can provide!