Research

Undoubtedly, attending a four year university and developing a highly marketable skill that can attract employers is a very important aspect of career development. Although business as a whole is very practical and interesting, accounting has proven itself time and time again to be one of the most consistent majors in terms of paying off as an investment for students.  The social skills, logic and science implemented while studying accounting not only helps the student establish a strong career, but also helps make them a well-rounded person. Indeed, Peter Manicas explains the rapidly developing role accounting takes on in society, "Accounting is rapidly becoming the queen of the human sciences - it has not only become scientific; rather, accountants have become the people with the most critical expertise and knowledge of society and modern economic order" (Manicas, 147). Being able to track how information is interpreted by an organization, planning how that information can be used optimally and using knowledge to best benefit their organization are all crucial aspects of the accounting field, which helps make it more reputable and influential.

                In addition to being a crucial part of the corporate world, accountants are also a well-compensated asset to any company. The amount of work invested into getting a degree is accompanied by a large amount of compensation for the average graduate. Indeed, many firms bid over the labor of top-level graduate students, as explained by Norma Powell, "Major accounting firms have previously been able to hire the top student because they offered more money, in-depth professional development, and a variety of job assignments. Local certified public accountant (CPA) firms, however, have begun to recruit top accounting students who would normally have been recruited by the major accounting firms" (Powell, 109). Indeed, any student who loves numbers, has a knack for keeping items and ideas organized, and is interested in working with many people from a diverse background should look into accounting and investigate the principles of the field, to learn whether it is right for them or not.

Works Cited:

Manicas, Peter. "Accounting as a Human Science". Accounting, Organizations and Society. April 1993. Page 147. Web.

Powell, Norma. "Introducing Local Firms and Accounting Students". Journal of Accountancy. August 1983. Page 109. Web.