Hello. I am currently 22 years old. After working toward a counseling degree the last three years, I have decided to change my degree. I came to this conclusion for three reasons.\n\n1. I am confident that the school I am currently attending will be losing its accreditation within the next 2 years\n\n2. Because I had an unusual counseling degree, Christian Counseling, I have to either move or find an online degree program to finish.\n\n3. Not confident in the available job market of that field.\n\nThis has led me to look at other long-term career options. I decided to look at the financial/business market because it seems to have a good amount of employment opportunities compared to other degree fields. I have taken almost of all my general education classes except for a history class . I don’t want to invest too much more money and time into a degree (another 4+ years). I have been looking at specific “certificates” that can be obtained through the local community college. Can these actually be used to successfully acquire an entry level accounting job? Some say yes and some say no from other forums and articles I’ve read.\n\nThere are two main degrees that I can obtain through the community college. The faster degree would be an [I]Accounting and Business Management Certificate[/I] (33 hours not exempting class I’ve already taken) and [I]Accounting and Business Management (A.A.S.)[/I] (65 credit hours). Would either of these degrees be helpful to obtain an accounting job if assumed I finished them with a high GPA? Would going for the A.A.S. be worth taking 2 times the amount of credit hours compared to the Certificate? Thank you for any suggestions.