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Got the wrong degree?

Over a third (38.5%) of accounting graduates admit that they have regrets about their degree choice.

September 2018

Over a third (38.5%) of accounting
graduates admit that they have
regrets about their degree choice.
New research from CV-Library also
found that more than half (53.8%)
of accounting graduates’ current
job isn’t even related to their
chosen subject matter.
The findings show that 95.2% of
accounting graduates think that
experience is more important than
a degree for landing a job.
Accounting professionals then listed
the reasons why they believe
experience is more valuable:
• 55% said it gives you experience
in a professional workplace.
• 17.5% believe it can equip you
with useful skills.
• Others said it could make up for
your lack of qualifications (15%),
and help you to stand out from the
competition (12.5%).
That said, the study also asked
accounting professionals who didn’t
go to university if they would
consider studying a degree – and
44.8% said they would.

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