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To have a successful career in the accounting field, you should have a BA in Accounting. Depending on your interest, you can either work in the Public Accounting or private sector.
Public Accounting consists of starting your career as a auditor. You and your team will travel to client firms to asses their financial strength. It would be beneficial to obtain the CPA designation.
Private sector consists of working for the accounting department within a company. You can start with being a clerk, staff accountant then work your way up to the department manager.
You can also have the option to work for a governmental entity such as IRS, cities and school boards.