Accounting jobs are among today's most stable career opportunities. IT jobs, conversely, is among the least stable job fields. Both careers can pay lucratively, and both require a great deal of specialized training to enter. For those on the cusp of deciding which career field to pursue, a breakdown of the differences in these two careers may be a helpful guide in pursing the future.
Accounting has many branches of practice. Public, private, and government accounting are the three main branches. Public accountants will need a 4 to 5 year education from an accredited college to be competitive. To work in the public environment, these individuals will also have to complete four basic tests of proficiency in order to earn their CPA (Certified Personal Accountant) license.
Private accounting may have a lower entry range, and depending on the size of a company and the scope of its accounting needs, individuals … Read More