@Elegance I do plan on going for the CPA. On almost every financial analyst position I applied for, it was basically this format:
Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
Preferred: CPA, MBA, or Master's Degree (in something like Statistics, Applied Mathematics, etc.); experience in some database (Hyperion, Oracle, SAS, etc.); 2-3 or 3-5 years of work experience; can outcook Martha Stewart; have more yachts than Bill Gates; etc. etc.
I sometimes do wish I had done something with math as it was my best subject in high school, but I just hated being pressured to be the best at math all the time, so I wanted to do something that didn't require a lot of math. However, there's a much higher chance of obtaining a job in accounting compared to many other business degrees, so that's why I'm choosing to do it. The advisors at the college of business at my university tried to sell me on an MBA, but I politely told them no. I honestly don't see the point in getting an MBA when I'm just 23 and have no relevant work experience. Plus, if an undergraduate degree didn't help me get a job, I don't see how taking the same classes at the graduate level would help me any.
I was half thinking about just going overseas to teach English for a couple of years and then start working as a translator since I already do translations, but it would take me so much longer to reach a native-like level and be able to translate much better than I can right not as opposed to just getting another degree.
Speaking of liberal arts degrees, it seems like their best option is law school...despite there being more than lawyers than the market needs right now, leaving people with an extra $250,000 in debt with no way to pay it off.