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Old 11-06-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Don't take this the wrong way, but this is one example of where worrying about job security and job growth and practicality just go way too far.

From my initial impression, CIS probably has a better future than Accounting.

Either way, CIS is an extremely practical passion and you are very lucky you have it as such.

Go for it without hesitation.
Yes, I do believe I am just over thinking it... but, I am also not going to college to end up working at Mcdonalds or retail store.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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The value of the CIS program will depend on the curriculum. CIS programs vary widely from school to school. Some are technical while others are mostly business. If your program isn't very technical, then you're going to have to supplement with self-study. You're likely going to need certifications, regardless.

During the slow recovery from the recession, recent graduates from information systems programs had the highest unemployment rate.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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I am in the last semester of my community college program, getting ready to transfer to a uni. I have completed all of my prerequisites to attend their school of business but, Im not sure what I want to major in. I am stuck between Computer Information Systems and Accounting. I love computer networking and security and I have a genuine interest in it. I have a little interest in Accounting but I dont think it would be a problem for me and I believe I can succeed in this field. I understand people tell me to major in what I love but, the field that I love doesnt seem to promising while Accounting does.
I want to choose a major that will set me up for job security. Ive looked at the stats for Information Systems majors and they have a high unemployment rate. Accounting does not have a high unemployment rate.

So should I major in Accounting, or go for what I love and major in CIS and get certs and experience while Im in school? Or should I major in Accounting and minor in CIS?

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Major in what you love. All graduates of a degree program are not created equal. You will create your own opportunities by choosing the right school, networking, undertaking internships, and throwing yourself into the field with gusto. So if CIS is where it's at for you, go at it with all you've got.

Accounting right now is a good all-around field. But I wouldn't personally major in anything that, ten years down the road, someone can program a computer to do.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:28 PM
 
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Major in what you love. All graduates of a degree program are not created equal. You will create your own opportunities by choosing the right school, networking, undertaking internships, and throwing yourself into the field with gusto. So if CIS is where it's at for you, go at it with all you've got.

Accounting right now is a good all-around field. But I wouldn't personally major in anything that, ten years down the road, someone can program a computer to do.
Thats already being done... Funny thing is, its being done by people who would be in CIS or CS... 🤔
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:39 AM
 
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Imagine working for 40 years in a job you hate. I never had to do that, because I did have a degree that led to me to a into a field with jobs I loved.
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