There are many misconceptions out there about the accounting industry. So what is it REALLY like being an accountant? We enlisted some experts to help us set the record straight.
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You've heard accounting is a lucrative career but what does an accountant actually do? Learn about the universal duties and the various specialties from which you can choose.
One of the first orders of business in pursuing a job is completing a rock-solid accounting resume that can open the door to interviews. Learn tips from School of Business instructor at Rasmussen College on how you can master accounting resume writing.
Do you have what it takes to succeed in the high-profile, fast-paced world of accounting? Maybe. Maybe not. But here is what you need to know before you try your luck.
It's easy to think all accounting programs are the same-the skills you learn should be universal, no matter where you go to school, right? Not so fast. This article is written to highlight 10 things that showcase how the Rasmussen College accounting program distinguishes itself among its competition.
Changing careers, especially later in life, is a massive undertaking. It's challenging to walk away from a field where you've built a foundation of knowledge and competencies through experience. New Port Richey, Fla., accounting student Don Auger made the difficult decision to embrace the challenge that comes with change. This is the story of his motivation to change careers and how his journey from nursing assistant to accountant has progressed.
The stability and financial gains that can come with earning a degree can be very beneficial for a young family. But the time and attention required to raise a family often takes from the time and attention needed to earn a degree. The answer to this conundrum for Marcie Duke, like many others, was to leave school to focus on her family. But Duke didn't give up on her goal of eventually earning her accounting degree. Thanks to the online courses she took at the Bismarck, N.D., campus, she earned her degree while still raising her family.
In an effort to help current and future accounting students, Rasmussen College on Jan. 23 hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air." The topics of the discussion ranged from academic accounting credentials to resume tips and everything in between. Check out the recap with video right here!
Hard work can take you a long way in life, and few professions understand the value of a hard day's work like farmers. Mankato, Minn., accounting graduate Lisa Seidl grew up in an agricultural family and although she has career plans beyond the farm, the work ethic and values she developed there have never left.
Most industries have a ceiling for how far you can climb without a degree. Fort Myers, Fla., accounting graduate Jennifer Kickbush found herself up against that ceiling before enrolling at Rasmussen College.
Find out more about the accounting career path by tuning in to Rasmussen College's January career chat.
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