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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 2012 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Accounting and Bookkeeping Services   (NAICS 541200 ) 44,900 53,700 8,800
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 7,800 8,400 600
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 7,700 9,100 1,400
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 4,600 4,900 300
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 4,100 6,900 2,800
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 3,100 4,300 1,200
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 3,100 4,100 1,000
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 2,000 2,400 400
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 1,900 2,200 300
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 1,700 1,500 -200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Activities Related to Real Estate   (NAICS 531300 ) 1,700 2,100 400
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 1,700 2,300 600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 1,600 1,800 200
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 1,500 1,700 200
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 1,500 1,800 300
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 1,400 1,900 500
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 1,300 1,400 100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting   (NAICS 110000 ) 1,300 1,400 100
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Depository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522100 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Other Financial Investment Activities   (NAICS 523900 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 1,100 800 -300
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 1,000 1,000 0
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 1,000 1,100 100
Insurance Carriers   (NAICS 524100 ) 1,000 1,100 100
Lessors of Real Estate   (NAICS 531100 ) 900 1,000 100
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 900 1,000 100
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 900 900 0
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 900 1,200 300
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 800 900 100
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425100 ) 800 1,100 300
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424400 ) 700 900 200
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers   (NAICS 531200 ) 700 800 100
Legal Services   (NAICS 541100 ) 700 700 0
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 600 700 100
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519100 ) 600 900 300
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 600 700 100
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 600 600 0
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 600 800 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Change
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 600 800 200
Power Generation and Supply   (NAICS 221100 ) 500 500 0
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing   (NAICS 315200 ) 500 400 -100
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 500 400 -100
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 500 600 100
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 424900 ) 500 500 0
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 500 700 200
Freight Transportation Arrangement   (NAICS 488500 ) 400 500 100
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424300 ) 400 500 100
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 400 500 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Security & Commodity Investment Activity   (NAICS 523100 ) 400 500 100
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 400 600 200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 400 400 0
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 400 500 100
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 400 500 100
Land Subdivision   (NAICS 237200 ) 400 500 100
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 400 400 0
Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 400 400 0
Grantmaking and Giving Services   (NAICS 813200 ) 400 500 100
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 300 300 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Outpatient Care Centers   (NAICS 621400 ) 300 500 200
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries   (NAICS 713900 ) 300 400 100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 300 400 100
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 300 300 0
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 300 300 0
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 300 300 0
Printing and Related Support Activities   (NAICS 323100 ) 300 200 -100
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers   (NAICS 511100 ) 300 300 0
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 300 400 100
Natural Gas Distribution   (NAICS 221200 ) 300 400 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Change
Activities Rel to Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522300 ) 300 300 0
Radio and Television Broadcasting   (NAICS 515100 ) 300 300 0
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 300 400 100
Business Support Services   (NAICS 561400 ) 200 300 100
Waste Management and Remediation Service   (NAICS 562000 ) 200 200 0
Wired Telecommunications Carriers   (NAICS 517100 ) 200 200 0
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 200 100 -100
Furniture & Furnishings Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 423200 ) 200 200 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 200 300 100
General Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484100 ) 200 300 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 200 200 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 200 200 0
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 200 200 0
Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 200 200 0
Emergency and Other Relief Services   (NAICS 624200 ) 200 200 0
Automotive Repair and Maintenance   (NAICS 811100 ) 200 200 0
Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 200 200 0
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 100 100 0
Drycleaning and Laundry Services   (NAICS 812300 ) 100 100 0
Other Personal Services   (NAICS 812900 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories   (NAICS 621500 ) 100 100 0
Home Health Care Services   (NAICS 621600 ) 100 200 100
Special Food Services   (NAICS 722300 ) 100 100 0
Vocational Rehabilitation Services   (NAICS 624300 ) 100 100 0
Child Day Care Services   (NAICS 624400 ) 100 100 0
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers   (NAICS 711500 ) 100 100 0
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712100 ) 100 200 100
Amusement Parks and Arcades   (NAICS 713100 ) 100 100 0
Gambling Industries   (NAICS 713200 ) 100 100 0
Other Hospitals   (NAICS 622300 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Residential Mental Health Facilities   (NAICS 623200 ) 100 100 0
Offices of Other Health Practitioners   (NAICS 621300 ) 100 200 100
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction   (NAICS 237300 ) 100 100 0
Other Schools and Instruction   (NAICS 611600 ) 100 100 0
Other Heavy Construction   (NAICS 237900 ) 100 0 -100
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 100 200 100
Dairy Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 311500 ) 100 100 0
Animal Slaughtering and Processing   (NAICS 311600 ) 100 100 0
Other Food Manufacturing   (NAICS 311900 ) 100 100 0
Cleaning Compound and Toiletry Mfg   (NAICS 325600 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Textile Product Mills   (NAICS 314000 ) 100 0 -100
Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 100 100 0
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 322200 ) 100 100 0
Other Wood Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 321900 ) 100 100 0
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 100 0 -100
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 100 100 0
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 100 100 0
Specialized Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484200 ) 100 100 0
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Change
Chemical Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424600 ) 100 100 0
Paper/Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424100 ) 100 100 0
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423300 ) 100 100 0
Warehousing and Storage   (NAICS 493100 ) 100 200 100
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 100 100 0
Gasoline Stations   (NAICS 447100 ) 100 100 0
Furniture Stores   (NAICS 442100 ) 100 100 0
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers   (NAICS 441200 ) 100 100 0
Sporting Goods/Musical Instrument Stores   (NAICS 451100 ) 100 100 0
Support Activities for Water Transport   (NAICS 488300 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Other Support Services   (NAICS 561900 ) 100 200 100
Facilities Support Services   (NAICS 561200 ) 100 100 0
Oil and Gas Extraction   (NAICS 211100 ) 100 100 0
Data Processing and Related Services   (NAICS 518200 ) 100 100 0
Travel Arrangement & Reservation Service   (NAICS 561500 ) 100 100 0
Consumer Goods Rental   (NAICS 532200 ) 100 100 0
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532100 ) 100 100 0
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores   (NAICS 441300 ) 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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