Accounting (and Finance) are truly the language of business. They can touch every aspect of every business in every industry! That being said, there are certain types of career paths you can choose that in my opinion are more interesting than others. I've had many friends go into public accounting (Deloitte, PwC, E&Y, etc.) and most of their entry level work is auditing. This can become dull to many as it's not affecting the business and feels more like it's on the back end as a control point. I currently work at Dell and work in M&A accounting. Our team gets to help prepare financial statements and other information for when Dell divests (sells) or acquires (buys) business units. Personally, I find this very interesting as it touches all aspects of the business. You need to be able to find data and understand the data for every line on a balance sheet or income statement for example. There is also a very tangible outcome in terms of a purchase of the business unit you help carve out or vice versa. Don't be deterred and know that you can have tons of flexibility in what you do with your accounting degree. I would also recommend taking as many Finance courses as possible.