Securing funding support may not be limited to an advanced degree. Depending on the sponsoring organization, you might also be able to have test preparation materials (such as CPA reviews) and certifications paid for. Many of these professional certifications, such as the CFA and CPA, have a station just as elevated – if not more so – than a graduate degree. In the real world, the rule of thumb is: if a certain skill is beneficial to the organization, its managers will find a way to bring that talent into the fold. It's your job to take the initiative and secure the funding for a professional degree. People will actually pay for you to enhance your career! (A couple of letters can mean a big difference. Find out which designation you need and how to get it, read CPA, CFA Or CFP - Pick Your Abbreviation Carefully .)
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