Career Connections: Getting Ready for Your Career 4   Western Reserve Public Media

Career Connections: Getting Ready for Your Career 4 is directed at middle school and high school students who are considering life choices. One such choice revolves around what career to pursue. What steps will they follow to make this important decision?

Accountant and Bookkeeping
An accountant is the person that keeps, audits, and inspects the financial records of individuals or business concerns and prepares financial and tax reports.
About the Video

Pam Trivisonno is the owner of her own accounting business, Trivisonno CPA, Inc. She does accounting for businesses and income tax for businesses and for individuals.

She states that tax season, which runs from January through April, is the toughest time of the year because she’s working 70 to 80 hours per week and on weekends because income tax is due in April.

She most often uses the computer, fax machines, scanners and the telephone. Pam is a public accountant, but there are also private accountants who work for just one company. 

Regular accountants do not need a college degree but a person cannot move ahead without one.

Pam believes that there is a lot of potential for growth in her industry in the next five to ten years. She says that there are things you can do while still in high school. They include keeping your grades up, improving communication skills and taking math and problem solving courses.

Based on this topic, what questions do you have and what additional information would you like in order to connect your interests and strengths to the careers and industries highlighted in the video?

During the Video: Take notes on information that stands out, poses additional questions for you, or that supports your existing ideas about the careers or industries in the video

Now that you’ve viewed the video, analyze whether the new information impacts your previous ideas or opinions about the careers or industries.

Are there new careers and industries you’d like to research and learn more about? Are there changes to your previous interests based on the new information you gained? How can you connect your current learning to the skills and strengths highlighted in the video?

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