You may be at a stage in your life where you are not satisfied with your current career. If this is the case, you should take steps to change your life and make it better. Perhaps you feel that you are overworked and underpaid. You may think the work you are doing is beneath you. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of alternatives out there for you to choose from. You just need to be willing to get the necessary education. Accounting is a field that is experiencing a lot of growth in recent years. Here are a few reasons why starting a career in accounting is smart.
1. Accountants make good money
The money in the accounting profession is quite good. If you are working at a job with insufficient pay to meet your needs, you might want to compare how much money accountants make. There are many different types of accountants, so keep that in mind as you are doing your research. If you are seriously considering a career in accounting, you need to put some serious thought into what type of accounting you want to get into. You also need to consider the amount of time some accountants spend at work. There are some accountants who are able to do much of their work from home. However, various companies hire full-time accountants that work in an office all day. While the pay these positions offer may be appealing to you, the amount of office hours is something you will need to think about.
2. Accountants are always in demand
After you earn a diploma or certificate in accounting, you shouldn’t have trouble finding work. It is still a tough economy out there. This is why you should try to enter a career field where you will be able to find work easily after graduation. Luckily, there is a shortage of skilled accountants right now. In fact, projections show accounting jobs are expected to open between 2014 – 2024, with an above average growth rate of 11%. Companies may just be lining up to hire you so take advantage of current market needs.
It is still a tough economy out there. This is why you should try to enter a career field where you will be able to find work easily after graduation. There is a shortage of skilled accountants right now. You can take advantage of this.
3. You will be able to advance
Even if you get hired at a nice salary, you will not want to be stuck in the same position at the same salary for many years to come. Fortunately, the field of accounting allows people to advance much faster than many other professions. Your salary and your responsibilities will increase very quickly. There is no question that skilled accountants can rise through the ranks quickly and become rock stars at their companies.
4. Many different jobs to choose from
When you have an accounting certificate or diploma in your pocket, there are a wide range of career opportunities that you can pursue. For example, you can choose to become a bookkeeper, accounts receivable clerk, accounting clerk or an audit and billing clerk, just to name a few of your career possibilities. If you try one profession and find out that it is not to your liking, you can get a job in a different area and see if that particular job is a better fit for you. You will certainly never get bored with all of the opportunities there are out there.
If people concerned about their financial well-being aren’t becoming accountants, then they certainly should be hiring them! I’m not talking about H&R Block either… a legitimate CPA or E.A. I hired a wonderful gentleman who is an Enrolled Agent (meaning he can represent his clients in court if necessary) and it has been a great experience. He charges more than average tax preparation services, but in the long run he has given me great value that was worth every penny.
Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank says
Most of my high school classmates took up Accounting. What is great is that they are now rich and have cars of their own. I just wish I had taken Accounting as well.
My husband is an accounting graduate. I can really see how he manages his money, it’s totally different because I can see that he’s using “an approach” or strategy. Aside from this, it is easier for him to find a nice job.
Reelika @Financially Wise on Heels says
I work in financial industry myself, although I am not an accountant. But having taken a few accounting classes helps me understand business better and it has helped me advance in my career quickly. Besides, thinking in numbers transfers over to my personal life and finances as well.
Correy Smith says
That’s good to know from the second tip that accountant are always on demand. I’m guessing they go through a lot of training doing bookkeeping tasks. Which is something I tried out before and wow, it sure was a challenge for me to have done that on a daily basis.
Accounting is very hard. Way back in college, I admit I need an account to teach me. But after the hardship you will be able to find a decent job easily. I enjoy reading this. Thanks for sharing!
Assured Bats says
How i am loving accounting. bookkeeping activities now a days i am running a multi million air firm which is associated with different modules and working, i have recruit some new staff and joint venture with big names in the industry.
I’m having a hard time deciding what I should do in college. It seems like so many people go into accounting, that maybe it would be hard to find a job. But the thought of being able to work from home sounds really nice, since I have a hard time being away from my kids. Do most businesses hire their own accountants? Or do they hire a third party accounting service to manage their book keeping?
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Nowadays I am little bit confused about my career.But after reading your post I decided to make my career in accounting.Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post!
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Worth reading this blog post. The 4 reasons to study accounting is very inspiring. I’ve enjoyed reading this post and looking forward to start studying account and all basics in depth.
An accounting degree can be extremely lucrative and be interesting to those who like numbers and problem solving. Definitely a major everyone should at least consider. Thanks for sharing!
Alma Wong says
This is definitely awesome bookkeeping points, I am not an expert on this stuff but your reason is considerable to follow. Now, I am collecting the other tips and suggestion more about accounting. Thank you, Pauline!
You make a good point about opportunity availability. There’s certainly several ways to use your skills.
Oh, its a great post!
You are so right about accountants being in demand, and the great thing about studying accounting is that you have a lot of ways in which you can go into accounting. There are many different places you could work or you could work for yourself! Thanks for sharing.
The 4 reasons to study accounting is very inspiring. I’ve enjoyed reading this post and looking forward to start studying account and all basics in depth.
We can really see how he manages his money, it’s totally different because I can see that he’s using “an approach” or plane . Aside from this, it is easiest for him to find a Good job.
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Jhon Smith says
Very nice and informative article. Worth reading. This article will really help people understand the importance of accounting and its future as a career. Thanks for sharing the information with us.
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Accounting is really a good field if you want to build a great career. This is one of those fields where even the recession has zero impact. Business owners always need accountants to manage their money.
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CPA Westlake says
Being an accountant is a good choice of career. In the long run you can have so many credentials for your business or even use it at your own benefit.
Alyokhin CPA says
Agreed, but you also need to ensure that accounting is something that’s of interest to you. Time goes by too fast.
Lucas Baile says
Very well said. Accountant is the most in-demand jobs today because of lack of skills in Western countries. That’s why they are looking for outsourcing accounting company or freelance accountant.
ANUSHAKA SHEETY says
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