What to know about CPA jobs for 2018
New Jersey’s most popular profession is booming, but a new survey finds a lot of people are struggling to find jobs.
A survey released by the New Jersey Office of Career Services shows that nearly 6 in 10 CPA candidates have struggled to find a full-time job after graduation.
That’s up from the 4 in 10 who said they did so last year.
“The biggest challenges that CPA applicants have had finding a full time position are finding jobs, finding work, and paying the rent,” said Lisa Langer, president of the state agency that administers the state’s public-sector retirement system.
Langer said that’s a challenge for many people, and she said the survey shows that many more people are now looking for a job than when the agency launched in 2015.
“We have a large percentage of our workforce with no work experience.
We’re seeing that across our public-service workforce,” she said.
The New Jersey CPA survey, conducted in May and June, surveyed more than 7,400 candidates across three areas: healthcare, education, and financial services.
It found that CEPAs have the highest unemployment rate in the country at 18.9 percent.
Larger employers are also reporting difficulty finding CPA-certified employees.
“I don’t think anyone has a good answer right now, I don’t know if they’ll ever have an answer, and I don’s it’s not going to change, I’m not confident in that,” said Chris Vos, an IT and marketing specialist in the state.
Vos said his job offers for 2019 and 2020 are currently too hard to justify, even if he were to move to a bigger city.
“It’s like I don.t know where to go,” he said.”CPA jobs are so much better in terms of being able to negotiate a salary,” he added.
According to the survey, about 8 percent of CPA graduates were paid more than $70,000 for their degrees.
The survey also found that nearly 60 percent of those who were looking for jobs had never even been in a position to begin with.
It found that the most common reason respondents gave for not finding a job was that they had a family member who was in a similar position.
About 4 in 5 said they had never worked with another person before.
About 25 percent said they never worked on their own.
About 11 percent said their employers had not offered them a job in the past.
More than a third said they hadn’t seen any of their CPA classmates.More:More: