So I want to major in English, focus on Linguistics because languages and the diversity of languages and culture is something I’m passionate about. However, I still want to become an accountant, because of the stability and job opportunities it entails. So I decided to go with an accounting major, even if I feel a bit disheartened that I’m only using it to get a good cushy job.
But, when I took my introductory to business course, the professor mentioned that no one really needs to be an accounting major to be a CPA, they can still go with any major, as long as you get a bachelors, and then take the required extra classes and do the hours and they can still qualify. And then he mentioned his student who was an English major and minor in accounting and got a big job in a big firm. That student was from UCLA, a very competitive school.
He also mentioned that having a full grasp of the English grammar, especially business English, is appealing to companies. And learning a second language, which I’ll be taking as a Linguistics major (not required, but highly recommended), is also highly appealing. Especially if it’s Japanese or Chinese or German.
So now I’m rethinking about my major and thinking of just pursuing Linguistics and take a minor in accounting, but besides his student, I’ve never known anyone with a success story. And being a class in a dumpy community college, the professor seems so overworked that I still haven’t gotten an appointment with him to discuss this. Same with the counselors.
My main question then: Is being a Linguistics major and having a minor in accounting worth it(following my passion and landing a cushy job)? Or should I just switch back to accounting (since I can still read books and discuss literary configurations of cultural literary works with anyone)?