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Accountants are trusted business advisors, and an accounting education can lead to a highly respected and rewarding career. Accountants routinely earn incomes that are in the top 5% of the communities in which they live. If you elect to major in accounting, you can prepare yourself for a variety of accounting careers, and you may choose to fulfill the educational requirements for taking the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and/or Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.) examination. Accounting also provides an excellent undergraduate background for a degree in law.