@JessicaLynn - Accounting is definitely hard to beat as a career choice. I'd just like to add that I believe that specialization in accounting is important, because some disciplines may come and go depending on the demands of the economy.
For example, my dad worked as a cost accountant. They are primarily concerned with costs, and this type of specialty is highly focused in the manufacturing industry where they’re looking at production costs, inventory and so forth.
Since the manufacturing industry has largely left the United States, the cost accountant is less in demand.
I believe that financial and managerial accounting will always be in demand, however, since a company always needs someone to manage the books – and possibly do other duties as needed.