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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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I definately think having a degree in anything will help you get a job, even if it doesn't apply to the job you are going after. Think of it this way... would you rather hire someone with a degree and certification, or just someone who is certified? Having a degree shows that you are very well educated, and I think... More
Answered By: mandeenoel - 7/27/2008
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Before I became an accountant I tried to get an accounting position with a Business degree - that didn't happen. Get an AA degree from a community college. That might get you into the accounting department, then it depends on you. However, for a decent account position you need a four year accounting degree. Without it... More
Answered By: Joseph T - 7/27/2008
 
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