Is a college degree or online courses better to start an accounting career?

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Is a college degree or online courses better to start an accounting career?

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Typically, in order to become an accountant, one would need to acquire a bachelor's in accounting or in a related field. If one wishes to work on a federal level, it is required to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In addition, most employers would appreciate an accountant who also has a CPA. While some states will allow someone to take the CPA exam with previous accountant work experience, more than likely one can only take the exam if they have accumulated 150 semester hours of relevant college coursework. Therefore, the safest path to becoming an accountant would be to earn a college degree. Experimenting with online courses with websites like AccountingCoach and MyAccountingCourse are great free resources if one wishes to learn the basics. Finally, if one is interested in earning an online degree in accounting, as long as college is reputable, an online degree is just as valid as a traditional degree.

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