Apparently accounting is sexy. That’s good news [AccountingWeb] for a large number of nerds.
Accountants are in high demand due to the many scandals that have emerged in the last few years. Kids entering college have tuned into the need and now accounting is the most popular major for freshmen.
We can all give thanks to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, but be careful; popular career paths tend to wax and wane throughout time.
On the other hand, some people might consider stunt driving as sexier — and more profitable (in the six figures) — than accounting. That’s the textbook example of “risk vs. reward.”
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published July 19, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.