College Degree vs. Training Revisited


It seems we’ve unintentionally caused a stir.  In an offer sent out recently, we suggested that you don’t need to spend four years in a university setting to enjoy a lucrative career as a small-business accountant.  While we stand by that claim, this post is intended to clarify a few things we said.

First of all, if you dedicated time and energy to receiving a university degree, you should be proud of that accomplishment.  It represents personal achievement and priceless experience.  And if your intention was to establish a career as a corporate accountant, even better; your accounting degree will definitely work to that end.

Unfortunately, less than 10% of accounting opportunities reside in the corporate sector.  You’ll find more prospects in small business which employ nearly half of the workforce and comprise approximately 99% of total US businesses.  Our purpose in that email was to say that depending on your intended career path, Universal Accounting is not only a sound alternative to a university degree, but it’s a more practical choice for those who want to focus on small-business accounting.

We maintain that those who are interested in working as small-business accountants, either for themselves or an employer, will find Universal’s Professional Bookkeeper (PB) Program well worth the time and effort.  Not only is it reputable, but it’s also self-paced, enabling busy professionals like you to complete the program in less than 60 hours.

This is all about redirecting your efforts to align with your desired professional path.  If you went to school for 9 years to become a doctor, and then later decided you wanted to work as an architect instead, your medical degree would not help you accomplish that; you would need to retrain. That doesn’t mean the previous schooling would not prove beneficial in some ways, but it wouldn’t be sufficient. The same applies to those who were trained in corporate accounting.  If they decide to focus on small-business accounting instead, they need to retrain.  UA’s PB program is the perfect vehicle to help those individuals launch themselves forward on this new career path.

For 30 years, Universal Accounting Center has been training professionals in small-business accounting.  We recognize that this is a valuable niche market where specialized instruction is crucial to your success.  In addition to being able to complete the program in a matter of months, but you will have access to the following:

  • Rich and engaging training DVDs you can view again and again
  • Hands-on instruction through which you gain much-needed experience
  • Training in building and marketing your new practice
  • 6 months of valuable follow-up support
  • The opportunity to earn professional certification
  • Our iron-clad risk-free guarantee

We hope this clears things up a bit.  As always, we appreciate the feedback and hope you will not only rate this post, but also leave any comments you may have on the subject of retraining.  For more information on the Professional Bookkeeper Program, visit Universal Accounting Center today.

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