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  Torn between Computer Programming degree vs Accounting degree
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I am passionate about technology don't get me wrong. It's just hard to keep up with technology rapidly changing. I do like the changes though. I am just wondering about layoffs when I am 50. I'm thinking they will replace me with a younger person that is cheaper for the company or even outsourcing my job which is worse. Also who knows what new programming languages will be like in ten years from now?

I am intrigued by Accounting. I can see myself retiring from a company that I have been at for a very long time. There are also many different fields of Accounting I can apply it to. Also every company needs an Accountant. It's more stable than the I.T. field.

I don't want to be "rich" just comfortable. If someone here is an Accountant or a I.T. guy please give me some advice. Thank you.
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For the love of God, don't do either.
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Programming = dead end
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t said:For the love of God, don't do either.



I thought Accountants were in demand?

What would you recommend?
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. said:Programming = dead end



Seriously?
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Accounting is never going to go away.
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Why not both? Then you can write your own ticket.
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. said:Accounting is never going to go away.



jesus christ yes, eventually go towards an MBA in accounting and finance. work as a stock broker, whatever.
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. said:Accounting is never going to go away.



But you're becoming in less demand as technology makes things easier.

If you want job security become a Teacher, you don't have to be any good and it's difficult to get fired.
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. said:I am passionate about technology don't get me wrong. It's just hard to keep up with technology rapidly changing. I do like the changes though. I am just wondering about layoffs when I am 50. I'm thinking they will replace me with a younger person that is cheaper for the company or even outsourcing my job which is worse. Also who knows what new programming languages will be like in ten years from now?

I am intrigued by Accounting. I can see myself retiring from a company that I have been at for a very long time. There are also many different fields of Accounting I can apply it to. Also every company needs an Accountant. It's more stable than the I.T. field.

I don't want to be "rich" just comfortable. If someone here is an Accountant or a I.T. guy please give me some advice. Thank you.

Accounting is over saturated and full of curries and chinks. They are churning those tards out at a ridiculous rate.

It's all behind the curve. Programming is very viable if you are good at it and can actually talk to people.
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say "FUCK YOU, SOCIETY!!" and study ART! DO IT!!!
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. said:Accounting is over saturated and full of curries and chinks. They are churning those tards out at a ridiculous rate.

It's all behind the curve. Programming is very viable if you are good at it and can actually talk to people.



Why not both?
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. said:Accounting is over saturated and full of curries and chinks. They are churning those tards out at a ridiculous rate.

It's all behind the curve. Programming is very viable if you are good at it and can actually talk to people.

Let me add to this. Education is a sleazy industry based on loans and empty promises. How else do you explain cow colleges like UNR offering MBA's?
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. said:say "FUCK YOU, SOCIETY!!" and study ART! DO IT!!!

Oddly enough that is the best preparation for starting your own business I can think of. Numbers are easy, understanding humanity is hard.
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. said:say "FUCK YOU, SOCIETY!!" and study ART! DO IT!!!

Oddly enough that is the best preparation for starting your own business I can think of. Numbers are easy, understanding humanity is hard.



How many ledgers are hanging in museums influencing society?
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. said:Let me add to this. Education is a sleazy industry based on loans and empty promises. How else do you explain cow colleges like UNR offering MBA's?



There is a book out there that talks about this, the title is "worthless" :lol:
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. said:I thought Accountants were in demand?

What would you recommend?

Work outside. Be a park ranger.
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t said:
. said:I thought Accountants were in demand?

What would you recommend?

Work outside. Be a park ranger.



Don't care to relocate to Wyoming
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. said:Don't care to relocate to Wyoming

:facepalm: Have fun sitting in a cubicle for 1/3 to 1/2 of the rest of your life.
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t said: :facepalm: Have fun sitting in a cubicle for 1/3 to 1/2 of the rest of your life.



rather be a sgt in LA like Joe Friday
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Get an accounting degree, take four programming classes that you can prove you did tough programming work. Learn to program. Working at a high level in Excel or with an ERP system is basically programming anyway, just without having to worry about overrunning a buffer and other low level shit. Go for a minor in CS if you cna swing it.
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Either one is fine, but you shouldn't actually have a long-term career as a programmer or accountant.


Option 1: Computer Engineering + Top 5 MBA = Tech Investment Banking or Venture Capital, with fallback option to work as IT trev if needed.

Option 2: Computer Engineering + Top 10 Law School = Patent Lawyer, with fallback option to work as IT trev if needed.

Option 3: Accounting + 2 Years Audit Work Experience (CPA) + Top 10 Law School = Tax Lawyer, with fallback option to work as CPA accountant if needed.


Stack you credentials in a way that very few people can compete against you.
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. said: Working at a high level in Excel or with an ERP system is basically programming anyway

:rofl: !
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. said:Either one is fine, but you shouldn't actually have a long-term career as a programmer or accountant.

Stack you credentials in a way that very few people can compete against you.



^this
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. said:Accounting is never going to go away.



some of the richest guys I know are accountants who learned the game. They paid their dues doing the grinding work and then they learned the law, the tax code and how it worked in the real world and how to read a company to its core.

I know one guy in the Alberta oil patch that went from poor farm boy to accountant to $30 million in wealth in one deal.

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