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If accounting isn’t so great, what would you recommend?

I see a lot of negative comments about the accounting profession in the comment sections of this site (not saying I disagree with any of them). If you happen to be in accounting and think it isn't a good career or sucks for whatever other reason, what would you recommend that would be better? I often find myself questioning whether it is a good career, but when I look at all my friends that just graduated from college it seems accounting has put me in a better position than 95% of them. Among my group of acquaintances and friends from school, getting a marketing type degree and then grabbing the first, usually unrelated, job you are offered is prevalent.

I agree with a lot of the comments on the downsides, but I myself can't answer the question "What would really be better?" The only thing I can really come up with is engineering, but I'm not even sure that is substantially better. Any thoughts? For what it's worth, I already have a MAcc so I'm not looking for career advice…just thought opinions would be interesting.

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