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sparky for sure...im about 7 months into my apprenticeship and its heaps of fun...plus once you've got your trade you can get your contractors license after a year on the job then f**k off, study accounting at uni and make $$$ on weekends to support yourself

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Don't think about the money, think about what you like.

 

I'm an accountant / financial advisor and I love what I do, but it's certainly not for everyone.

 

Define average though?

 

I have no idea what a top level sparky would be, but top level accountants are CFO/CEO's of companies. And what they earn is alright I suppose.

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Go accountant

 

Reason: How many firms are in Aust? and every firm needs accountants.....hence there is always demand

 

They also get paid pretty good.....my mate got offerred a job at macquarie bank and gets intro salary of 60k at 19 years old

 

But its up to u obviously, what do u prefer?

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Ok here is one factor that has not yet been covered:

 

At university you will be exposed to LOTS of sexy girls, you will be put in a classroom and ENCOURAGED to talk to each other....

 

This is going to get you laid about 20 times more than whistling at skanky girls walking past with the other apprentices...

 

There is a misconception that accountants just sit in offices... Plenty of accountants work in stockbroking firms... It is like gambling with millions of dollars of other peoples money... massive rush... Advisory, where you assit people to structure their businesses in a tax effective manner! You go out to companies and help businesses be profitable...

 

To make real money as a sparky you either need to work commercial, and do boring jobs fast, start your own business, take alot of risks without the knowledge you'd have picked up during your accounting degree, or do specialised and often dangerous work such as mining....

 

I had never worked in an office until I was 22, everything was hands on and on my feet...

 

Working 9-5 in an office doesn't mean you will get unfit lazy or go insane...

 

When I started I suddenly realised that I was not, in fact too f**ked to go play footy after work, I joined a club and am now fitter than ever... It just gives you more freedom to do stuff with your spare time!

 

f**k both of them off and become an actuary... that is where the big money for nothing is....

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Accounting FTMFL, worked at an accountants for 18months, most boring bunch of people i have ever met.

Seriously if you want to become a social failure accounting is a great career to choose.

The money is not even good, you'll be earning less working in a typical accounting role then a qualified elecy working for a boss.

There is always jobs for accountants but this is because no-one wants to be one.

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Accountant for a good firm has a good life and vice versa. i work for a very big building company as an accountant and im enjoyin it. i dont sit at my desk all day because my role is more of a management side of accounting than the basic number crunching. in other words, i meet with new clients on a regular basis which keeps the job interesting. All depends what type of accountant are you. Many people confuse A/C to data entry jobs where you sit in front of a screen all day n enter invoices n shit in.

 

A/C are people who analyse reports and work from that. It usually involves chasing people for money and heaps other interesting things trust me.

 

Starting as an accountant you can get into so many roles at a later stage its not funny. Managerial roles, Finance side of things, Ceo, HR, PR and so on.

 

Accounting is a very focussed and error free profession, there is absolutely no margin of error in this line of work. That is a big challenge that many people face

 

It is a All Round Profession, from this you can jump into any field.

At the end of the day, its A/Cs who know everything about money and what revolves around it(not all do tht tho lol), which is the first main reason people work to earn money. I chose A/C cos i want to know everythin to how a business runs to its death

 

my 2c to whatever you choose to do, do it right and try to be the best !! no profession is better than other !!!

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Accountant for a good firm has a good life and vice versa. i work for a very big building company as an accountant and im enjoyin it. i dont sit at my desk all day because my role is more of a management side of accounting than the basic number crunching. in other words, i meet with new clients on a regular basis which keeps the job interesting. All depends what type of accountant are you. Many people confuse A/C to data entry jobs where you sit in front of a screen all day n enter invoices n shit in.

 

A/C are people who analyse reports and work from that. It usually involves chasing people for money and heaps other interesting things trust me.

 

Starting as an accountant you can get into so many roles at a later stage its not funny. Managerial roles, Finance side of things, Ceo, HR, PR and so on.

 

Accounting is a very focussed and error free profession, there is absolutely no margin of error in this line of work. That is a big challenge that many people face

 

It is a All Round Profession, from this you can jump into any field.

At the end of the day, its A/Cs who know everything about money and what revolves around it(not all do tht tho lol), which is the first main reason people work to earn money. I chose A/C cos i want to know everythin to how a business runs to its death

 

my 2c to whatever you choose to do, do it right and try to be the best !! no profession is better than other !!!

 

 

You sound very goal orientated.. Boring but very goal orientated.

 

We should meet up and hook up.

 

You know a bit of guy on guy, spice things up a bit.

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Being stuck in an office working out some guys family business + his kids $8k earning n trying to get the best out of a family trust fund

 

 

OR

 

 

Working 600metres below sea level in a mini sub wiring up mains from land to an off shore oil rig?

 

 

Being an electrician theres much more to do, more things to see, and more way to solve problems.. I was at uni for 2 years studying business/IT... got over it big time (many thanks to accounting subjects) and now im about to start my apprenticeship (completing my pre-app) n i reckon im gonna love it!

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^^^ id like to see your pov in a year or 2

 

its hard

in my personal opinion

if you can finish a course a uni one that is that gets u an office job

do that first

then do an apprenticeship

 

because when ur onsite/in a factory all day looking at blokes waering overalls every morning getting dirty, bruised/cut etc

all u wana do is wake up put on a nice shirt n tie n puch a pen all day

 

when ur in an office alll u want to do is get out there n MAKE SOMETHING

 

KEEP BOTH OPTIONS AVAILABLE

my mate is a computer something

and a sparky

he switches to and from every year or so :P

lucky f**ker

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hey mate, im a 2cnd year apprentice electrcian and i could not be more happy, its one of the best trades in the whole industry, work great hours get paid awesome money for woking union tradeschool only once a week and get paid for it, apprentices have so much more benefits its not funny, why be stuck behind a desk crunching numbers with nerds when u could be doing a hands on job something differnt everyday a day off every fortnight and leave your work at work with no home time commitments assosiated with work. i couldnt recomend the trade more. gl with your desicion,.

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Go accountant

 

Reason: How many firms are in Aust? and every firm needs accountants.....hence there is always demand

 

They also get paid pretty good.....my mate got offerred a job at macquarie bank and gets intro salary of 60k at 19 years old

 

But its up to u obviously, what do u prefer?

 

More demand for Electrcians than Accountants. people need electrcians more than accountants

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crunching numbers all day, in an air conditioned room?? or being in a stinky hot ass roof, and getting electricuted because someone hasnt turned off the main??

 

I know which one i would rather choose

 

the perception of an electrician is so funny, with it your horizons are so broad, yeah i agree f**k been a domestic sparky unless u own the business but at the end of the day your still going to crunch numbers been an accountant . been a tradesman keeps u fit enough been an accountant makes u fat n lazy.

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Seriously if you want to become a social failure accounting is a great career to choose.

The money is not even good, you'll be earning less working in a typical accounting role then a qualified elecy working for a boss.

There is always jobs for accountants but this is because no-one wants to be one.

 

Go have a look at the facebook group SNOG...

 

Social Network of Graduates...

 

Massive group of young accounting and finance grads, full of HOT young women and they have many massive events all year... Not really social failure material...

 

On your other hand 3/4 of all the tradies I have worked for think that a good night out involves 14 beers and a sly trip to the knock shop behind the wifes back....

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Electricians get all the pussy

 

No just more than mechanics....

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Wow what a diverse choice of career options youve given yourself.

 

 

Accountant work is f**king boring. +1 to whoever said it sucks counting other peoples money. MUCH more interesting when its your own.

 

 

Being a sparky is much more challenging, but it is physically demanding, if youre a pussy then give up now.

 

 

You will be earning NO decent money (ie. above 100k) doing either unless youre a senior account at a firm or working some sort of hazardous/ limited jobs as a sparky.

 

Either of these will take at least 15years experience AFTER relevant licences IE CPA etc.

 

 

 

Ironically enough, to do well financially youll have to run your own business, which requires a combination of BOTH skill sets.

Or lots of years as an accountant.

 

 

Good luck with it.

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Is pussy all you can think about kez180 ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right on :)

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You will be earning NO decent money (ie. above 100k) doing either unless youre a senior account at a firm or working some sort of hazardous/ limited jobs as a sparky.

 

Lol.

 

Go talk to grads at any big commercial outfit and see how much they get offered. I'll give you some guidance, WPL offers 80k, Macquarie almost the same.

 

I personally earn 20k more than I did when I started... 10 months ago.

 

And I was earning good money when I started :P.

 

The perception behind what an accountant is amazing. Since most of your don't or will never work in the field, you never really know. Don't confuse the job of an accountant to that of a bookkeeper.

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Seriously if you want to become a social failure accounting is a great career to choose.

The money is not even good, you'll be earning less working in a typical accounting role then a qualified elecy working for a boss.

There is always jobs for accountants but this is because no-one wants to be one.

 

Go have a look at the facebook group SNOG...

 

Social Network of Graduates...

 

Massive group of young accounting and finance grads, full of HOT young women and they have many massive events all year... Not really social failure material...

 

On your other hand 3/4 of all the tradies I have worked for think that a good night out involves 14 beers and a sly trip to the knock shop behind the wifes back....

 

Business hotties pew pew :wub:

 

Group projects in uni with hotties pew pew :wub:

 

Group projects in uni with asians :doh:

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Accountant for a good firm has a good life and vice versa. i work for a very big building company as an accountant and im enjoyin it. i dont sit at my desk all day because my role is more of a management side of accounting than the basic number crunching. in other words, i meet with new clients on a regular basis which keeps the job interesting. All depends what type of accountant are you. Many people confuse A/C to data entry jobs where you sit in front of a screen all day n enter invoices n shit in.

 

A/C are people who analyse reports and work from that. It usually involves chasing people for money and heaps other interesting things trust me.

 

Starting as an accountant you can get into so many roles at a later stage its not funny. Managerial roles, Finance side of things, Ceo, HR, PR and so on.

 

Accounting is a very focussed and error free profession, there is absolutely no margin of error in this line of work. That is a big challenge that many people face

 

It is a All Round Profession, from this you can jump into any field.

At the end of the day, its A/Cs who know everything about money and what revolves around it(not all do tht tho lol), which is the first main reason people work to earn money. I chose A/C cos i want to know everythin to how a business runs to its death

 

my 2c to whatever you choose to do, do it right and try to be the best !! no profession is better than other !!!

 

 

You sound very goal orientated.. Boring but very goal orientated.

 

We should meet up and hook up.

 

You know a bit of guy on guy, spice things up a bit.

 

yes i sure am very goal oriented. on the boring part , i reckon any job can be made interesting if one can find out how to make it.

 

on the hooking up with you part, im gon pass on this sunshine as ' me like pussy way too much for some bung hole ' :D

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this

 

vs

 

 

this

 

 

ok so the first vid is a high voltage linesman, not exactly an electrician but u get the idea.

 

the second vid probably isnt an accountant, but again, you get the idea lol.

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because when ur onsite/in a factory all day looking at blokes waering overalls every morning getting dirty, bruised/cut etc

all u wana do is wake up put on a nice shirt n tie n puch a pen all day

 

thats an individual thing tho for sure...good fun getting dirty and going home covered in brick dust and plaster and shit, dont mind it at all...

 

You will be earning NO decent money (ie. above 100k) doing either unless youre a senior account at a firm or working some sort of hazardous/ limited jobs as a sparky.

 

Either of these will take at least 15years experience AFTER relevant licences IE CPA etc.

 

15 or 5? Do your ticket which is 4 years and get picked up by some big mine and earn big dollars replacing bearings in motors an shit. I agree though, its not a matter of getting your a grade license and being on 100 k... 40-50 more like it

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Wow what a diverse choice of career options youve given yourself.

 

 

Accountant work is f**king boring. +1 to whoever said it sucks counting other peoples money. MUCH more interesting when its your own.

 

 

Being a sparky is much more challenging, but it is physically demanding, if youre a pussy then give up now.

 

 

You will be earning NO decent money (ie. above 100k) doing either unless youre a senior account at a firm or working some sort of hazardous/ limited jobs as a sparky.

 

Either of these will take at least 15years experience AFTER relevant licences IE CPA etc.

 

 

 

Ironically enough, to do well financially youll have to run your own business, which requires a combination of BOTH skill sets.

Or lots of years as an accountant.

 

 

Good luck with it.

 

 

Dude do you have any idea?

 

I cant comment on sparkies but to say you need 15 years experience in accounting to earn $100k is a joke! Graduate roles in Melbourne average $54k next year. It takes 3 years to do CA/CPA qualification and after that you are closer to $100k than the $50k you start on.

 

People with the career drive can be earning over $100k by the time their 28 with an average starting age of 22/23.

 

Also to say you have to run your own business to do 'well financially' is one of the biggest cliche's. The majority of people who run their own businesses would be earning less than the average professional with similar experience.

 

Yes you can earn massive $$$ owning your own business but there are very few select people who have been able to achieve this.

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i havent read many posts except for like the 1st 4-5.

i say sparky over accountant.

-not on a salary, so when you get stuck back at work late its worth your while cause your gettin paid o.t.

-get paid while you learn, why spend 4years at uni paying under stress from the studying when you could be learning the best way IMO (hands on) and getting paid for it

-keeps ya fit

-ladies dig a tradie

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i havent read many posts except for like the 1st 4-5.

i say sparky over accountant.

-not on a salary, so when you get stuck back at work late its worth your while cause your gettin paid o.t.

-get paid while you learn, why spend 4years at uni paying under stress from the studying when you could be learning the best way IMO (hands on) and getting paid for it

-keeps ya fit

-ladies dig a tradie

yeah thats the way i look at it. over a four year apprenticeship i will earn $150k at least if i went to uni i would be in debt 50k or so in HECS. A friend of mine is a sparky 1sy or 2nd yr cant remember and is on 1k a week and gets every second monday off.

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sorry to go slightly off topic, but can one of the electricians PM me

where I can get one of those things to navigate wall cavities with a cable.

I wanna run some coax cable from the antenna through the walls to the

back of the coax wall socket.

 

To be on topic I'd go electrician because it's more practical and useful IMO.

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Don't become a sparky, I'd rather there stay a shortage :D But seriously, it's a great trade. Get into lifts or industrial electrical. I'm a lift sparky and work on construction... that's where the big bucks are. Also great conditions and union etc. I'm on 110-120k+ (depends on overtime) and I'm only 24 and 2 years out of my time so I'm nowhere near the top pay rate yet.

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This thread is giving me the shits somewhat.

 

So many people commenting on the other profession, even though they have never worked in such a field, and may only be information from what they hear.

 

Good luck with your choices. Best take the advice about accountants from the accountants, and advice about electricians from electricians.

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This thread is giving me the shits somewhat.

 

So many people commenting on the other profession, even though they have never worked in such a field, and may only be information from what they hear.

 

Good luck with your choices. Best take the advice about accountants from the accountants, and advice about electricians from electricians.

 

I was about to mention something about that.

 

The 3 or so accountants in this thread just relay thoughts about the profession. Everyone else that isn't an accountant just rips on stereotypes.

 

One thing accounting has in its favour is it's the oldest profession in the world, there will always be increasing demand. When the economy is going well, they need accountants. When its going bust, they need even more.

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