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What degree will make more money in Houston, Finance or MIS?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by BetterThanEver, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. tigermission1

    tigermission1 Contributing Member

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    If you go the business school route, Accounting is probably your best bet. Not 'great' money but you should be able to always find a job, make very reasonable pay, and it's just a fact that every company/business entity needs an accountant.

    A CPA wouldn't hurt, for sure, but judging by my friends' experiences, not a requirement for a decent starting salary...
     
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    Yonkers Contributing Member

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    Depends on which law school. My cousin is about to graduate Harvard (he went to UH for undergrad) and is coming back to Houston to work at Vinson & Elkins. They pay the same as NY firms for starting, which I think is $160k. But the average salary for a lawyer isn't $80-90k because everyone comes out of school at $120k. There are plenty of lawyers who make $60k etc if they went to some lower tiered school.
     
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    Pretty good advice but I would add the caveat of, do what you like the most that can reasonably pay off your student loans and give you a career path. Too many people finding themselves with $40k year job paying off $100k in loans.
     

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