Accounting and finance are two areas that have a lot of crossover. FYI, I've worked in both, have degrees in them both, and have taught them too. So I have an extremely good understanding of how they differ and connect. Yes, we do have some places where you can find more accounting jobs vs finance; others places have the reverse. And when it comes to pay, they both can be extremely lucrative by paying well. So just like any other job and field, the country isn't exactly the same when you look at individual cities, states, and regions.
We also have to look at who's actually counted within the two job categories. For example, there are lots of bank Tellers and Personal Bankers, who are the customer service people you see when you walk into a branch. These people are involved in finance, albeit it's the sales end. Many business analysts are also part of finance but their focus is on the analytical and advising side. Tax Preparers are part of the accounting profession. So too are AP and AR clerks, together with bookkeepers. So we have a lot of people with varying jobs and focuses in a certain area of finance or accounting. And we have those whose jobs cross between the two. So depending upon your source of information, the classification as to where each person is placed can vary.
But in the overall, we have a ton of people working in accounting and just as many working in finance. And we have many who earn pretty good money, even big bucks, in them both.
I have degrees in accounting, finance, economics, and human resources. Plus, advanced schooling in health care management. And I've worked in each of these too, plus others like retail and IT . I've also taught all of these over the years. So I have an extremely solid grasp of what they involve and are. I am also a job search author and expert.