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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tax preparers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services is the industry that employs the most Tax preparers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tax preparers, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Tax preparers are paid most in Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Lawrence Township--Indianapolis (Northeast) & Lawrence Cities PUMA, IN.


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Demographic information on Tax preparers in the US. The average age of male Tax preparers in the workforce is 46.3 and of female Tax preparers is 47.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tax preparers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Tax preparers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tax preparers is Business but a relatively high number of Tax preparers hold a major in Engineering Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Tax preparers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tax preparers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Tax preparers need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Tax preparers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Tax preparers are expected to see a growth of 10.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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