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Hi Accounting People,
I’m in a study slump after taking my first exam and realizing how hard its going to be to get the CPA. After that test, I’m questioning if it would be right for me to even continue. I don’t plan on staying in public accounting, and hadn’t from the start; the only reason I got in was for the experience, and 1 year public is the quickest way to hit the necessary requirement for licensure in my state. I don’t actually enjoy accounting, I picked the degree for the job security and the pay is decent. Like most people I’d like to make more money, but the CPA is really the only way to get a high paying job in the field. Is it ethical for me to power through and get my CPA only to increase earning potential? I’m only considering it from a private perspective as well (ie: controller with CPA vs. accounting manager without).