Chicago Heights has a general population of 32,776 and an overall student population of 5,854. Approximately 5,854 of Chicago Heights's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Chicago Heights's largest accounting school is Prairie State College. In 2010, Prairie State College graduated approximately 3 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with an accounting certificate from one of Chicago Heights's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,228 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,360 for accounting related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Chicago Heights, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 74,880 accountants in Illinois. Of these accountants, 34,860 were working in the greater Chicago Heights area. Chicago Heights's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Chicago Heights is $36,650 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.