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Recession-Proof Career is Yours With an Online Accounting Degree

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Ever notice something about those ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs? Many times you’ll notice these scribes meticulously writing everything down. You can see them bent over their papyrus scrolls, writing quills behind their ears. They were the accountants of their day.

If you’re considering a degree in accounting, you can pretty much guarantee yourself and long and lustrous career. The need for accountants will always be around as long as there are numbers to be recorded.

Consider a few things first. Do you have a good mind for and a real interest in math and numbers? Does working with numbers and spreadsheets appeal to your nature? If you think you so, maybe a degree in accounting is the way to go. One thing for sure – – there is a need for accountants and they are highly paid even in bad times.

Perhaps you already work in some accounting position and you want to advance your career, in which case a higher education would be required to move you along your desired career goal.

Why get the degree online? If you are currently working and cannot take time off to attend a brick and mortar school, getting your degree online might be right for you. The advantage to using an online university or college is cost and convenience. You live and study at home. Since your classroom is online, you can pretty much pick and choose when you can spend the time to study. No driving to classes. No worrying about gas prices, traffic or parking.

Cost are a big consideration online or on campus. Investigate as many colleges as you have time to because a study showed that students who apply to 3 or more colleges tend to end up paying less in tuition and getting more in financial aid than those who only look at one college or university. Online degrees are faster as well.

With accounting you can also specialize your degree in banking, financial investigation, government and nonprofit organizations, private sector accounting, business and taxation.
If you’re unsure which specialized degree is right for you, consult a career consular to find the best fit for you and see if you can speak with an accountant who is working in the field.

There are many online degree programs available in accounting. On the undergraduate level you can get a bachelor’s degree, or you can get an online MBA or masters degree in accounting. The possibilities are endless.