Accounting Degree At Home, Home Based Accounting ?
Q: I am working on an accounting degree, but will be a month away from 34 years
old when I complete it. After finishing high school, I had no direction and
did not go on to college. Now, all I've got is a loser's job as a dairy
clerk in a grocery store. Approximately 100% of all internet ads and
newspaper ads have jobs listed that require 1-3 years' experience even for
an accounts payable/receivable position. I've read that obtaining an
internship is the best way to go to help in getting that first real job.
The problem with me is that I can't just quit my full-time job and get a
temporary internship and pay the bills. Since internships are out and there
is practically nowhere to get a job without experience, I assume that the
money going into this education is probably doing no more good than putting
it in a shredder. ($183 per semester hour) With all of the competition from
the traditional 22-23 year old college grads with the internship experience,
what kind of chance is there? I will finish the degree since I already have
103 hours in, but since I can't work only part time to get experience while
A:Adjust your attitude toward the positive side. Volunteer to help with the accounting work at the grocery store where you are currently managing the dairy activities. The store's owner will likely welcome your help doing accounting considering your initiative to do the accouting school. In a short time your years of experience in the grocery business with your current position as accounting assistant will appear as significant experience. From my past experience, degree at 32, I would say it will be just about impossible to get a job in public accounting, very hard else where. I would suggest trying to work up from clerk toward management. An accounting degree is a good degree for general business. That is usually a ply to keep the interviewees under 30. I've always found that 1-3 and 1-5 really mean NOT over three or five years since graduation at age 22 or less. No, education is good. Knowing is allways better than ignorance. A business degree is never a waste of money. Just don't get fixated on accounting, its probably a dieing profession anyway. (everything has a life cycle and accounting won't be any different) Mother of two presently working parttime at home would like to earn extra money in the evenings doing accounting for small businesses, etc. Attending college at this time working on an Accounting Degree having a GPA of 3.5. Have 12+ years experience in the bookkeeping area for family electrical contracting business, have 2+ years experience with Quickbooks Pro V5. This can be done from my home using my modem.
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