An online survey conducted this month for Ajilon Finance by Harris Interactive found that 30% of adults in the U.S. had used accounting professionals to prepare their taxes and that Americans generally have a favorable view of accountants. The survey also punches holes in a common myth, with 84% of respondents saying they did not find accounting to be a boring profession. Although the survey's 2,024 respondents did not overwhelmingly view accounting as a profession that would offer job opportunities in the future, Labor Department data suggest otherwise.

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