August 22, 2011

A Job You Can Count On

Right now it's hard for people to find jobs.
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is hovering around 9%. [source]

That's scary.

Especially for people who have families and mortgages and are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table.
While I hope and pray for those people, it also makes me extra grateful to work in a field that has enjoyed security, even through economic downturns.

I'm an accountant.
Normal Rockwell's "CPA (Daydreaming Bookkeeper)"
Saturday Evening Post, 1924

It's not glamorous, that's for sure.
But it's safe and secure, which isn't easy to come by these days.

And according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, accounting is currently the best field to be in for seeking a job. [source]

So I'll take my green eyeshade stereotype along with a steady paycheck, and I'll continue forward.


  1. i'm in real estate, the husband in construction...two industries that have been really hit hard the last few years. fortunately, we have made it through relatively unscathed (knock on wood) but i frequently think about becoming a mid-wife or nurse so that i have a career that is always in demand.

  2. That's why I work in the food industry.

    People will always gotta eat!

    (and you're way too cute to ever fit in with the green visor stereotype.) :)

  3. Sure glad I picked the right field even though everyday I wish i was something cooler like a detective or something ;)

  4. I'm glad my friends have a variety of careers. If all of you were accountants, I probably WOULD be really boring!