Is Accounting a good career?

By | October 31, 2015

I start school April 26th, at Devry University. I don’t know much about Accounting. Even though I have looked up some information online, it varies by site. They don’t have that many options that interest me. I’m looking at Accounting and Computers, but more interested in Accounting. I know you’re wondering why Devry, but I get to go for free. While I’m on the topic of schooling. Does the school I attend matter with Accounting. I do plan on going to get a Masters and go for CPA. I don’t know if jobs really care about what school you went to if you have your CPA. I also am not sure which Masters degree to get, if I’m going for Accounting. I have the options to get a Masters in Accounting or Accounting and Finance Management. I’m not really sure what the difference is. What are my career options and how much could a person make if they have a Masters and CPA? Are there always jobs in Accounting? I just don’t want to make a mistake and not be happy in the end. What are some of the perks of being an Accountant? Do you get to work from home or do you have an assistant? I don’t know just trying to make sure I’m covering all my questions. Please serious answers. Thanks to you all.

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3 thoughts on “Is Accounting a good career?

  1. Grace

    Honestly? After having been in the accounting field for nearly ten years of my life, I find accounting mind-numbing but if you love it then that is all that matters. To my knowledge, companies don’t care what school you get your accounting degree from but as long as you possess the knowledge they need you to have for the job. Like in most occupations, the higher level in education you have, the more valuable you are to your prospective employer. CPA’s are generally for people that wants to focus their career on tax preparations. Without a CPA certification, you can also work as an private accountant for individual companies. Finance, to me, sounds like you will be dealing with stocks, investments and such rather than preparing financial statements, which is what you will be doing if you end up doing accounting instead of finance.

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