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View Poll Results: Which profession has a higher prestige in the eyes of the public
CPA 36 61.02%
Programmer 23 38.98%
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Which profession has a higher prestige in the eyes of the public: CPA, computer programmer or lawyer if money is take out of the equation?

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Old 03-28-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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Which profession has a higher prestige in the eyes of the public: CPA or computer programmer if money is take out of the equation?
CPA without a doubt.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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CPA without a doubt.
Seems like a poll might be appropriate for this. I suppose it depends on who you ask. I agree with CPA, if only because so many people around here are programmers, it just seems so ordinary.
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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I would say the general public doesn't care or spend any time thinking about it.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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lawyers are trained liars
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:26 AM
 
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i'm probably biased since my background is in programming but i would still say lawyer. it's the kind of job that gets bad mouthed a lot but parents (at least friends around me) still are proud to say that they are a lawyer or that their kid is studying to be a lawyer, etc.

then i would say computer programmer. these days it's pretty trendy to work in software for a tech firm.

i think CPAs are kind of looked at more like number crunchers who pass an exam that isn't all that hard to pass. lawyers have to pass the bar which is much more difficult.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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i'm probably biased since my background is in programming but i would still say lawyer. it's the kind of job that gets bad mouthed a lot but parents (at least friends around me) still are proud to say that they are a lawyer or that their kid is studying to be a lawyer, etc.

then i would say computer programmer. these days it's pretty trendy to work in software for a tech firm.

i think CPAs are kind of looked at more like number crunchers who pass an exam that isn't all that hard to pass. lawyers have to pass the bar which is much more difficult.
I'd have to respectfully disagree on this one.

In a match where brains and strategic thinking count, where results have to be substantiated, the CPA wins every time, IMHO. The CPA's outcomes are falsifiable.

By way of contrast, attorneys pick and choose contorted arguments from nebulous case law. The attorney's outcomes are not falsifiable - they're a crap shoot.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:59 AM
 
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Absolutely no doubt: CPA.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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This is a 1989 study that is often cited.
Norc Scores

This is a 2007 poll.
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/vi...is-interactive
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