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Anthony714 in Garden Grove, California

58 months ago

I'm only 14 but I wana know how i could prepare to be an accountant
As in what type of degree's am I gona have and what is the payment??
I'm very interested into becoming an accountant.

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ROBIN in Rock Hill, South Carolina

58 months ago

ANTHONY - I have been an accountant for over 20 years. It is a wonderful and rewarding career that pays well depending on your talent and desire to succeed. My advise to you is to study hard in school. Your English needs a lot of improvement. You will also do well to study hard in Math and Science. Both use numbers and logic of which you need both in accounting. The more education you get the higher the salaries go. To become a licensed CPA you will need to get your Masters degree (at least 5 years of college).

Good Luck!

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mary in Tampa, Florida

58 months ago

Anthony, since you have a computer, do some research. The minimum you need is a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Go to the website for colleges, look up the course requirements you need. The core classes are English, about six math classes, several economics, statistics. You take the base Accounting I and Accounting II. Then you will move on to intermediate account classes, including tax accounting.

Robin gave you a good story - study hard, English, Math and Science. Enlgish is important because your writings are other people's first impression of you. Math teaches you how to analyze. But you have no need for science. If you don't do well in science classes or don't care of them, don't waste your time.

You do not need a Masters to become a licensed CPA. You do need minimum requirements (Bachelor's in Accounting, maybe a certain GPA).

Again, go to the websites for state colleges, look at Bachelors Degrees, find accounting, see what they require.

You do want to get good grades in high school so you have a better choice of colleges to get accepted to. Robin should have said that.

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mary in Tampa, Florida

58 months ago

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deansuraci in Cornwall, New York

58 months ago

Anthony714 in Garden Grove, California said: I'm only 14 but I wana know how i could prepare to be an accountant
As in what type of degree's am I gona have and what is the payment??
I'm very interested into becoming an accountant.

It is a good career.

Do study hard though. It's more about analyzing information and not about adding and subtracting.

In NY all you need to be a licensed CPA is a bachelor's degree and you must pass the state exam which used to consists of 4 parts. Each part must be passed. It takes most people many tries before they pass all parts.

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deansuraci in Cornwall, New York

58 months ago

Starting salary in ny for someone coming out of school ranges from probably about 36,000 to 60,000. The larger firms pay more.

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