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Tax Preparers

General Information

Description

Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit67.65%
  2. Self-employed25.62%
  3. State and local government2.60%
  4. Federal government1.88%
  5. Private, not for profit1.59%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,250

State-by-state Salary

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$74,570
$22,710
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 31%
  • Bachelor's degree 31%
  • Some college 18%
  • Post-secondary certificate 13%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

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