In this big world, there are many jobs with many different career paths. Being a college student right out of high school, I already had a career path, but now I know it is time to move on with it. From a young age, I knew my career path would be something dealing with math. Over the years, my love for math grow stronger. The way I felt about math lead signing up for an accounting class in high school, and with that accounting instantly became my new passion. I finally had found what I wanted to be, an accountant and someday have my own accounting firm. But to be an accountant there are things you must have and know first such as, get a degree, become licensed, know the pay, work environment, job duties, and projected growth of the career.
Many accountant positions require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Some employers even prefer the applicants to have a master’s degree rather than a bachelors. In some cases, applicants with an associate degree, who meet the education and experience requirements, the employer prefer, can get junior accounting positions, and advance higher accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.
Some accountants are required to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). But, many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job outlook or even to gain clients. Some employers will pay the costs associated with the CPA exam. To becoming a CPA, it requires you passing a national exam. Almost every state requires CPA candidates to complete more than the usual four-year bachelor’s degree college coursework to be licensed.
For the accounting, career pay is about average. Being an accountant, the median annual wage is about seventy thousand. But the lowest earned in the accounting field is as low as fourth thousand and the highest is as high as one-hundred twenty thousand. It is thought of most accountants to work full time, so the pay is normally thought to be average.
Accountants typically have many duties. Their many jobs are to prepare and examine financial records. They ensure financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly. Also, accountants ensure that organizations run efficiently. But with examining financial records much more comes along with it such as, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid on time, inspect account books, organizing and maintain financial records, assess financial operation, and suggesting ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits.
Employment of accountants is projected to grow ten percent or more, with the way of the world and all the new business that open every day, demand for accountants will always be needed. a growing economy, such as this is expected to continue to lead a strong demand for accountants. As the economy grows, more jobs for these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records.
With all that said about accounting, I have three goals to help me on my career path. First, getting my associate degree, to go on to my master’s degree. Second, applying and interning at public accounting firms. and last, Gaining connections for future job help. I am happy to have found my career choice early on. And with all I know about this career I intend to grow and become a part of the accounting field someday.