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Edmilson96
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Hi my is Edmilson,
I am currently at my last year of A-level, and I was first thinking on studying Accounting and finance at University, but due to a fast changing in the tech industry. Also with many experts saying that Accountants will become come obsolete in 10 years time. I just would like to know if it's is worth it to study accounting and finance as degree?
Thanks and appreciate for all your helps!
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(Original post by Edmilson96)
Hi my is Edmilson,
I am currently at my last year of A-level, and I was first thinking on studying Accounting and finance at University, but due to a fast changing in the tech industry. Also with many experts saying that Accountants will become come obsolete in 10 years time. I just would like to know if it's is worth it to study accounting and finance as degree?
Thanks and appreciate for all your helps!
Depends, though if I was you I'd take it grain of salt since many people forget that Accountants provide advices and solutions (which is very complex for a computer to do). Also there are many Finance type of jobs you'll be able to switch from Accounting since most finance job do not require a specific subject degree (and don't be under the impression that the only job for those that graduated in Accounting and Finance degree is Accounting).
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(Original post by Edmilson96)
Hi my is Edmilson,
I am currently at my last year of A-level, and I was first thinking on studying Accounting and finance at University, but due to a fast changing in the tech industry. Also with many experts saying that Accountants will become come obsolete in 10 years time. I just would like to know if it's is worth it to study accounting and finance as degree?
Thanks and appreciate for all your helps!
Accountants will continue to exist, however, the role will change [like any industry]. The mundane tasks of an accountant will probably become automated; however, your role in the future will become more interesting; identifying problems and providing solutions as kkboyk mentioned.

From someone that is doing a degree in Accounting -- Tax Compliance is incredibly complicated (and I'm just referring to UK tax alone). As the world becomes more globalised - knowledgeable tax advisors to assist in tax planning will be in demand.
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Yes it's still worth it.
Doing Accounting & Finance doesn't simply mean that you have to be an accountant. There can be other positions like Auditor, Financial Controller
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