It’s nice to earn a great paycheck, but most people consider more than just numbers when seeking a rewarding career.
People who work in accounting consistently rank higher in job satisfaction than other professions. According to a survey by recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc., 78 percent of the accounting and financial workers polled felt satisfied with their jobs. And a Monster.com survey of 6,000 people found that accounting and finance professionals were among the most satisfied with their jobs — ranking No. 2 in the survey (only engineers ranked higher).
Some like the problem-solving and analytical aspects of the job, digging through records to discover the financial truth about a business, government agency or nonprofit. Others enjoy working in teams — from a group of 100 people engaged in an audit at a multi-national corporation to a pair of accountants teaming up on a project for their manager.
Another part of the happiness equation is knowing your work counts.
The financial markets rely on accurate accounting to function properly, with investors and others making decisions based on financial statements that accountants develop and audit. Accounting isn’t just a job, it helps keep the wheels of the global economy turning.
Add it all up — the great pay and job opportunities, the nearly endless career options and high job satisfaction — and it’s clear the MAC has high ROI.
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Interested in how the MAC stacks up to an MBA? We look at this topic, and several other factors, in our more detailed analysis: The ROI of the MAC: Why a Master of Accounting Degree Makes Sense for Working Professionals.