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Old 06-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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Depending on where you live of course. Like I live in the big city of Philadelphia and every single day all I see is accounting jobs or IT jobs on every single job site I go to on a daily basis. Makes me think that I should have majored in accounting in College because 85% of the new posted jobs are accounting positions. I guess it makes sense because a company will always need someone who can

Manage the Company's computer network

OR

Manage the company's funding/payroll




The two hottest fields in the city of Philadelphia not sure about other big cities.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Not really surprised to see accounting as a popular field in major metro areas, which is usually where large corporations reside.

However, here in SE Hampton Roads, Ive recently decided Im ready to abandon my temp job, and Ive only seen 2 new legit postings for accounting jobs this week.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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There are opportunities for people with experience, but I think the entry level job market is still tight in a lot of areas.

During the recession a lot of companies cut the lower level accounting jobs and just had senior employees do those tasks. Not sure if that has changed. A lot of smaller companies also outsource a lot of their accounting to someone like Intuit.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Depending on where you live of course. Like I live in the big city of Philadelphia and every single day all I see is accounting jobs or IT jobs on every single job site I go to on a daily basis. Makes me think that I should have majored in accounting in College because 85% of the new posted jobs are accounting positions. I guess it makes sense because a company will always need someone who can

Manage the Company's computer network

OR

Manage the company's funding/payroll




The two hottest fields in the city of Philadelphia not sure about other big cities.
Same here in the Baltimore area. Only replace experience with Security Clearance.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:01 PM
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Same here in the Baltimore area. Only replace experience with Security Clearance.
The jobs in my field are all in baltimore-lol
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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Yep..my other half is about to receive CPA certification...recieved 10 offers...all are in the 70-100K range. I think I'm going back to school for an accounting degree...ugh
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:13 AM
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Yep..my other half is about to receive CPA certification...recieved 10 offers...all are in the 70-100K range. I think I'm going back to school for an accounting degree...ugh
I wouldn't mind it if someone was paying for it because I don't do student loans
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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I wouldn't mind it if someone was paying for it because I don't do student loans

Well not many companies foot the bill tuition wise...it sucks.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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I knew several at my former employer who had their grad programs paid by the firm, but the programs are generally something like a year long so it wasn't a major expense. The firm paid their loans back over a three year period, and if people left prior to that they would be on the hook for the remaining balance. Personally it would not be worth it to me to have to worry about having to pay that debt, also I'm sure they had a higher taxable income for the amount repaid each year.
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