Originally Posted by lilasbaby
hey, does anyone know what kind of jobs suit people with SA? i'm currently studying accountancy just because it's supposed to be easy to find a job.
however..it seems like being an accountant also requires alot of interaction with people... i'm still early in my degree so i can change program if i have a better choice.
a friend of mine, who is very smart, changed program at her last semester towards her degree just because she can't stand the working experience and too much interaction people. she said that she hated it.and i don't think that she has SA, she's just not very social.
so i don't know if i should continue pursuing a degree in accountancy anymore. it's not like it's my passion in life...my mom suggested it to me because you can easily find a job...
You sound a lot like me. I was basically undecided when I entered college. I started working for an accounting firm which was my first job (and only job til now) and worked there doing small things as a college student. I logically thought to take accounting because I was already working at an accounting firm and it seemed ''really practical". I graduated with a BS in it. Disliked it but I still went with it.
Honestly, if you see yourself as an accountant ...really go for it. Really. And just because there are times where you feel like SA will definitely get in the way of you doing well in school, study hard and understand it own your own (coz lord knows we can't focus well when there's a bunch of people around us). Try not to take the easy way out. I relied on other things because of my SA and as a result, it hindered me from learning it properly. I graduated but didn't learn accounting properly. Don't make the same mistake I did because you'll have a lot of regrets. Being unmotivated definitely didn't help me like accounting, but I never liked accounting nor saw myself being an accountant to begin with ...it was just "practical" to take it.
If accounting is something you want to do in the future, go for it. If not, don't waste time and esp. tuition. Ah!
Yes, you do have to interact with people ...perhaps colleagues more than clients on a daily basis, but it's not that bad. There are busy seasons (tax season: jan-apr) and time goes QUICK ...you dont have time to worry about interacting coz you have a lot of work to do (overtime ...including Saturdays). You also have to travel if the job requires of it. There are slow months ..which is around Spring-Summer months but again, it's not all that bad. If you're not the boss of the firm, all you have to deal with mostly are phone calls (it becomes routine that it's not a big deal anymore) from clients. If you know what you're doing (study study study), you can definitely handle the clients' concerns. If you don't want to deal with too much interaction, I suggest you try looking for a small firm
. The firm I was in ...we only had 6-7 people working there, two of those worked part-time, and the boss would leave to see a client a lot of times. It wasn't bad at all ..but at the end of the day, I still didn't see myself as an accountant. Think things through and listen to what your heart is telling you.