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Accounting Associate Degree

July 18th, 2010 at 04:17 pm

The plan is to change my degree from nursing to the accounting field. I've been enrolled at a university for about a year and half right now, and i'm already changing my plan, i've wasted so many years attending college only to change my degree plan and not getting any where. Since I have worked in my current position which includes data entry, accounts recievable, customer service I thought an associate degree in accounting would be my bette bet. But now I'm thinking of taking the dental assisting courses to get a "part time" type of job to add extra income. that means I would not start back at the university until this December. I'm also looking at applying to the State of Colorado for possible opportunities with added benefits. I'm thinking what happens happens, maybe the dental thing could take me to better employment opportunities or I could find a better job with the state. I don't know but I do know I should be trying to find out if there could be more opportunity for me out there.

4 Responses to “Accounting Associate Degree”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    What kind of job and pay will a two year accounting degree get you? I'd be surprised if a two year RN nursing degree gets you anything less than $40,000 per year, likely more especially if you are able to do overtime. Which are your interests, temperament, and academic abilities more suited to? In addition to classroom & study hours, nursing would require hours of training at hospitals. Do you have time for that? Are there dental assisting jobs where you live? Or do dental hygenists actually do all that work?

    Find out about the real work opportunities before you enroll in any of them. I can tell you that both private and public schools will offer programs for which there is little employment available. Frown

  2. dtjunkie Says:

    If you are a RN or a LVN, there are many accelerated programs that can take you to a BSN in about a year.

  3. gingerbell Says:

    I've now withdrew from my winter courses at the nursing program. I just don't have the ability to do two classes at a time and work full-time. I feel I'm neglecting my 13 year old son by not having a consitant schedule for him. There are nights we get to bed at 11:30 even 1:00 am on a school night. He is not getting to school on time and I have to be to work early. I need my job and I can't continue to get in to work late because he is not getting up on time. Counselors and the dean had to intervene and get him from home on Friday. He also is not getting his school work completed. So anyway, i will have to learn how to live on 31,000 a year (20,000) after taxes.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I'm sorry. I know it is rough trying to go to school, take care of a kid, and work full time. All the more so if you don't have really good back up for your child.

    Oh, if you have that much tax (!!!) being taken out of your check, you need to get it figured out better. That would have you paying a total rate of 35+%, which is completely out of kilter. I would not be surprised if you are due back everything you've paid in income taxes this year.

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