Forensic accounting has a growth rate of approximately 15.7 percent over a 10-year period, according to CNN Money in 2013. Total jobs in 2013 were 1,216,900 with a median salary of $103,000.
The field of forensic accounting has a diverse range of entry-level jobs. Many workers in this field tend to remain in this field, moving up into management and consultancy positions. Certification options for forensic accountants include certified fraud examiner and the certified in financial forensics credential. Jobs in fraud examination may require these certifications. Certified forensic accountants earn an average of 25 percent more than those without certification.