Is this career right for you?

Aug 11, 2011

When considering a career, it’s important to consider your personal work values—what is most important to you in a job, and most suitable for your individual personality and interests. Take our quiz to see if the CPA profession is right for you.

Answer the following questions:

  1. I enjoy working and meeting new people.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. I want to earn a college degree that provides the opportunity to pursue various career paths.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. I want a career that is financially rewarding and offers opportunity for advancement.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. I want to continually enhance my knowledge base and business skills, thus providing me with job security and job stability in times economic hardship.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. I want a career that is personally rewarding and allows me to see the results of my work.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. I want to work in a professional environment.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. I am comfortable working with numbers.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. I enjoy advising and assisting others in accomplishing their personal and business goals.
    • Yes
    • No
  9. I want to work with the latest technology in new and dynamic areas of business.
    • Yes
    • No
  10. I believe that understanding the “big picture” of a situation, as well as paying attention to detail, is important to the work I do.
    • Yes
    • No
  11. I enjoy using my analytical skills to solve problems and provide solutions.
    • Yes
    • No
  12. I want a career that requires excellent communication skills—written and verbal—and the opportunity to use them.
    • Yes
    • No

Now tally up your answers...

If you answered “yes” to seven or more of the questions:

  • Accounting may be a great choice for you and you should consider arranging an informational interview with a CPA in your area. Email kwest@ohio‐cpa.com if you would like The Ohio Society of CPAs to arrange for you to meet with a CPA.
If you answered “yes” to six or fewer of the questions:
  • Accounting may not be right for you. However, take the time to explore our website and learn more about the profession before making a final decision.