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A career in accounting
General Career Advice
Member Name: tjr123
General Career Advice
Disadvantages: cant see any
Pick up any newspaper , listen to a radio station and watch the news and you will have realised that during the 'economical downturn ' , unfortunately there have been a vast amount of job losses . Now this got me thinking , if I was to go down a certain career path , I would want to make sure it was secure and reliable one that would be hopefully sheltered from the current climate . So I decided to do some research , it didn't take me long on the internet to find a helpful list of 'jobs for the future ' . Of course it had the things I expected your public sector work such as teaching , nursing , emergency services and airport work which is predicted to grow . But then there was a profession that escaped my original brainstorming - Accounting .
Now according to my research , the worse the downturn gets , the more work for accountants . The reason for this of course is more and more people looking to cut costs , therefore if you choose accounting for a career your going to have a job for life because companies and organisations will always need you , especially at times like now .
Then I decided to explore the more important things that people consider when they are looking at career prospects , the wages ? The opportunities ? Working conditions ? . Now accounting is a well respected and even better well paid profession , the starting salary for a qualified accountant ranges from $35,000 to $60,000 and these have potential to double and triple as you have many opportunities to progress your career . At a recent careers fair , I was informed that most of an accountants work was communicating with clients , which isn't too daunting is it ?
Another subject I chose to look into was how to actually become an accountant , and I found something very interesting and attractive indeed , an apprenticeship/internship in accounting . Why is this attractive ? The traditional way of becoming an accountant in the UK is to study either Finance or Business in university , therefore having to pay rising university fees .This is the reason I found the apprenticeship so exciting , a earn as you learn opportunity , and possibly securing a job in the process .
Recently I was looking on the trades that are valued for emigration into Australia and accounting was listed left , right and centre . So not only is it a secure , highly paid , well respected job the opportunities are definitely endless .I see no reason why a secure job with a high salary and fantastic opportunities would not appeal to someone in the current climate .
Summary: great prospect
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