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List of Industries Employing Accountants and Auditors

The following industries employ Accountants and Auditors ,  SOC Code  13-2011  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Accounting and Bookkeeping Services   (NAICS 541200 ) 41,800 52,700 10,900
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 8,000 8,700 700
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 7,100 7,600 500
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 7,100 7,800 700
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 4,100 5,800 1,700
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 3,500 5,300 1,800
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 2,500 3,300 800
Other Financial Investment Activities   (NAICS 523900 ) 2,400 3,000 600
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 2,100 2,300 200
Activities Related to Real Estate   (NAICS 531300 ) 2,000 2,400 400
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 2,000 2,200 200
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 2,000 2,100 100
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 1,900 2,200 300
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 1,900 2,200 300
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 1,800 1,800 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 1,700 1,700 0
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 1,700 2,100 400
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 1,500 1,900 400
Insurance Carriers   (NAICS 524100 ) 1,300 1,100 -200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 1,300 1,400 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 1,200 1,600 400
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 1,100 1,000 -100
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 1,100 1,300 200
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting   (NAICS 110000 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 1,000 1,100 100
Lessors of Real Estate   (NAICS 531100 ) 1,000 1,100 100
Legal Services   (NAICS 541100 ) 1,000 1,100 100
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 900 1,100 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers   (NAICS 531200 ) 900 1,100 200
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424400 ) 900 1,100 200
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 900 1,000 100
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 900 1,200 300
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 800 700 -100
Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 800 800 0
Depository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522100 ) 800 700 -100
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519000 ) 700 1,100 400
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 700 800 100
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 700 800 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Power Generation and Supply   (NAICS 221100 ) 700 700 0
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 700 800 100
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 600 600 0
Grantmaking and Giving Services   (NAICS 813200 ) 600 700 100
Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 600 800 200
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 600 600 0
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 500 700 200
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424300 ) 500 700 200
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 500 1,000 500
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 500 700 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 500 600 100
Services to Buildings and Dwellings   (NAICS 561700 ) 400 400 0
Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 400 500 100
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 400 400 0
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 400 400 0
Gambling Industries   (NAICS 713200 ) 400 400 0
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 400 400 0
ISPs, Search Portals, & Data Processing   (NAICS 518000 ) 400 500 100
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers   (NAICS 511100 ) 400 300 -100
Freight Transportation Arrangement   (NAICS 488500 ) 400 400 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Security & Commodity Investment Activity   (NAICS 523100 ) 400 500 100
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532400 ) 300 300 0
Wired Telecommunications Carriers   (NAICS 517100 ) 300 300 0
Activities Rel to Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522300 ) 300 400 100
Radio and Television Broadcasting   (NAICS 515100 ) 300 400 100
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries   (NAICS 713900 ) 300 400 100
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 300 300 0
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 424900 ) 300 300 0
Home Health Care Services   (NAICS 621600 ) 300 400 100
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 300 300 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Outpatient Care Centers   (NAICS 621400 ) 300 400 100
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing   (NAICS 315200 ) 300 200 -100
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 300 400 100
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 300 400 100
Land Subdivision   (NAICS 237200 ) 300 300 0
Business Support Services   (NAICS 561400 ) 200 300 100
Travel Arrangement & Reservation Service   (NAICS 561500 ) 200 200 0
Other Support Services   (NAICS 561900 ) 200 200 0
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 200 200 0
Oil and Gas Extraction   (NAICS 211000 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Printing and Related Support Activities   (NAICS 323000 ) 200 200 0
Offices of Other Health Practitioners   (NAICS 621300 ) 200 300 100
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg   (NAICS 311400 ) 200 100 -100
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 200 200 0
Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 200 200 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 200 200 0
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 200 200 0
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 200 200 0
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 200 200 0
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 200 200 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 200 200 0
Emergency and Other Relief Services   (NAICS 624200 ) 200 300 100
Vocational Rehabilitation Services   (NAICS 624300 ) 200 200 0
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 200 300 100
Automotive Repair and Maintenance   (NAICS 811100 ) 200 200 0
General Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484100 ) 200 200 0
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 200 300 100
Nursing Care Facilities   (NAICS 623100 ) 200 200 0
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423300 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Warehousing and Storage   (NAICS 493000 ) 200 200 0
Couriers and Messengers   (NAICS 492000 ) 100 100 0
Cable and Other Subscription Programming   (NAICS 515200 ) 100 100 0
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532100 ) 100 100 0
Community Care Facility for the Elderly   (NAICS 623300 ) 100 100 0
Other Residential Care Facilities   (NAICS 623900 ) 100 100 0
Paper/Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424100 ) 100 100 0
Chemical Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424600 ) 100 100 0
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers   (NAICS 441200 ) 100 100 0
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Electronics and Appliance Stores   (NAICS 443000 ) 100 100 0
Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 100 100 0
Specialized Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484200 ) 100 100 0
Support Activities for Water Transport   (NAICS 488300 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 100 100 0
Special Food Services   (NAICS 722300 ) 100 200 100
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)   (NAICS 722400 ) 100 100 0
Health and Personal Care Stores   (NAICS 446000 ) 100 100 0
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 100 100 0
Child Day Care Services   (NAICS 624400 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Performing Arts Companies   (NAICS 711100 ) 100 100 0
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712000 ) 100 200 100
Amusement Parks and Arcades   (NAICS 713100 ) 100 100 0
Other Food Manufacturing   (NAICS 311900 ) 100 200 100
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 100 100 0
Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals   (NAICS 622200 ) 100 100 0
Textile Product Mills   (NAICS 314000 ) 100 0 -100
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 100 100 0
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories   (NAICS 621500 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Dairy Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 311500 ) 100 100 0
Animal Slaughtering and Processing   (NAICS 311600 ) 100 100 0
Other Wood Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 321900 ) 100 100 0
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 322200 ) 100 100 0
Other Schools and Instruction   (NAICS 611600 ) 100 100 0
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 324000 ) 100 100 0
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 100 100 0
Facilities Support Services   (NAICS 561200 ) 100 100 0
Waste Management and Remediation Service   (NAICS 562000 ) 100 200 100
Investigation and Security Services   (NAICS 561600 ) 100 200 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction   (NAICS 237300 ) 100 100 0
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services   (NAICS 621900 ) 0 100 100
Used Merchandise Stores   (NAICS 453300 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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