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I’m not great with math, but being an accountant for a sports team makes me think the job would fit me greatly. Should I keep taking math classes in college and try accounting for my future?

I think you should definitely pursue your desire to be a sports team accountant regardless of how you are currently performing in math.

I used to tutor students in math while an undergraduate student and found that most of the time the people I assisted were actually quite strong in math. They just needed someone who could identify their particular weaknesses and help turn it into strengths. I would suggest you get a personal tutor who can assess your current skill level and help you develop a plan for improving it.

In addition, I would recommend that you contact your academic advisement/career office and see if they can put you in contact with some CPA's that already work in the position you will be striving to obtain. That way you can get a better understanding of the type of math they encounter on a day-to-day basis.

For the first few years of my career all I really utilized was basic math which included calculating a lot of percentages. As my career progressed I started to utilize more statistics. I share all this to help you understand that you may start off in a particular accounting role but as you progress in your career you will move into new accounting roles which may require a different set of math skills. So take a deep breath, commit to not allowing math to be a challenge in your life any further, and I look forward to seeing you do great things with a successful sports team.

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