Will a BA in History and an accounting certificate get me an accounting job?

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2001 with a History degree. i did some museum jobs after graduation. i would like to have a career in accounting. I am planning to go to a local community college to get a certificate in accounting. Will this help me find an good accounting job? I know my BA in History is worthless for the accounting job but will it play a factor on getting an accounting job?

Asked By: frat boy - 7/27/2008
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Wow John, you and me have a lot in common. I graduated with a B.A. in History in '02... and where am I working now... More
Answered By: Tyson R - 7/29/2008
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Well I have hired a 'non-accountant' (by formal education) before and to tell you the truth some have slowly evolve, while some become a useless workforce. The thing is, you do need the knowledge to advance in the field of your work. Although it's not rocket science, accounting is a science that requires you to at... More
Answered By: adiwsusanto - 7/27/2008
I would advise you to take some higher level accounting courses than those offered at the community college. You can take the CPA exam with 24 semester hours of accounting courses, and I'd suggest you head toward taking enough courses to be eligible to sit for the exam.
Answered By: Bravo 88 - 7/27/2008
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