Accountancy degree ‘payback’

Accountancy and finance is ranked the 35th best subject for graduate employability in the latest ‘Good University Guide 2020’ from the Times.

It shares that place with those studying for French degrees, and is one place behind politics students.

Researchers found some 72.3% of accountancy and finance graduates are either in a professional job or studying six months after leaving university. That left 19% in non-professional jobs and 10% unemployed.

Top of the employability list for 2020 are dentistry and medicine. Law comes in at number 20.

When it comes to salaries by course accountancy and finance studiers move up to 26th, equal 

with agriculture and forestry, and business study graduates, among others. They all get paid on average £22,000. Law students are ‘languishing’ at number 55 on an average of £19,998.