I am 35 years old and I would like to start a new career. I have a rather varied and experienced past job profile; model, bartender, administrative assistant, photography assistant, film production manager, and currently, a media analyst for top pharmaceutical companies.
I need a relatively stable and well-paying career, and I am willing to go back to school to "land the job".
I already have a BA in Anthropology.
I see that to become a paralegal I should obtain a certificate through an ABA-approved program, but to become an accountant...I can either get a 2nd Bachelor's or try for a Master's in Accounting. Also, what types of jobs and salaries are out there for a non-CPA accountant with a degree in Accounting?
Which job would you choose? I do understand that ultimately this should and will be my choice, but since both of these industries are brand new to me, I would like some objective opinions from people who know.
Becoming a paralegal seems to be a quicker process, but on multiple forums I have heard of the horrors of stress in this field.
I should also note that I think that I would enjoy either of these jobs equally.
How would you compare job stability, job growth/openings, job stress, and salary for these two career paths?