USA what's the best way to pursue accounting career with BA in economics


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Hi everyone
I have been having trouble decide what I should do and need to do to pursue my career in accounting. I graduated with a bachelor of art in economics and business administration from UC Riverside in 2014. Since then I have been having a hard time to find a job that fits my degree. Now I finally decided that I want to pursue accounting, should I get my masters degree in accounting or should I go find a job in entry level accounting and move my way up? My worry of getting my masters in accounting first is what if after I graduate and I try to find a job but company would say I am overqualified? Since I got my BA in economics I don''t know much about accounting at all so I honestly don't know what I should do, can I please get some advice? Thank you
 

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I have a BA in Economics and I went in to a corporate tax graduate position in 2006. In my experience they teach you everything you need to know on the job, I was working with people who had degrees in all kinds of unrelated topics (eg biology).

However, I'm in the UK, so hopefully someone with US experience can chime in here.
 
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I got my BA in economics as well with a minor in business. I went right from graduation to working in a fortune 5 company as an accountant. I went back to school to take the random advanced accounting courses I needed to be able to sit for (and pass) the CPA exam. I would recommend getting the work experience if you are able to get a job in the accounting field - you'll need it anyway to get your license.
 

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