The Irish are not only the most advanced countries in the world, they also have one of the most expensive degrees in the country, according to the World Economic Forum.
It says that accounting is a lucrative career and one that requires a lot of education.
But how much of the education is actually worthwhile?
The top 10 countries that offer the highest degree in accounting include the UK, Australia, the US, Singapore and Canada.
There are also some European countries that are particularly good at this career, including France, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
For the top 10 employers in Ireland, according the WEPF, the biggest difference between the UK and Ireland is the percentage of graduates with the profession in the top 20.
Ireland has the highest percentage of students who earn a diploma in accounting with 35% of the students with a diploma earning a degree in the sector, according WEPE.
The next most popular countries in accounting are Italy and Germany.
Other countries that make the top ten are the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, France and Japan.
The bottom 10 are: Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Italy and Denmark.
Source: The Irish Times/YouTube The WEPI report says that Ireland has also been a popular choice for students from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK.
This has allowed for the country to offer a number of jobs that are not currently available in the US or UK.
“The Irish have been well-represented in the labour market over the past decade, with over 20% of all students from working class backgrounds coming to Ireland as graduates, and this is particularly true of the higher education sector,” said the WepI.
The Irish have also been the most successful at attracting international students.
According to the WEpI, more than 70% of students from overseas have made an undergraduate degree in Ireland and nearly 60% of Irish students make a PhD. In terms of the number of students with doctoral degrees, Ireland has one of only two countries with a higher percentage of PhDs than Irish students.
“Irish students are one of three countries that has the most doctoral graduates in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the third highest proportion of PhD holders in the European Union (EU) and the third most in the United States (US),” said the report.
The WepF also found that the Irish are also the most likely to be able to get a good job in the IT sector.
This includes the Irish in positions of senior management and finance, and also in IT support roles, such as those for clients and customers.
The UK and the US are the only other countries in Europe where more than one in five graduates have jobs in IT, the Weps said.
However, it is not the only career in Ireland.
There is also the IT management and procurement sector, with the highest proportion in Ireland at 25%.
“The Ireland economy is one of few in the developed world that has managed to keep the jobs that IT sector is known for,” said WepReece.
“In the last two decades, Irish employers have been able to attract and retain high-skilled workers in IT,” he added.
The report also found evidence that the economy in Ireland is growing at a slower pace than the UK’s.
The unemployment rate in Ireland stood at 6.1% in September, down from 7.4% in April.
However this is not because of the economic crisis, but because of an increase in unemployment, said the RTE report.
“It is also due to the high level of international students in Ireland compared to the UK at a much lower level,” said RTE’s Paul O’Neill.
“International students are often coming here to work in the technology sector and are often expected to work long hours,” he said.
“If we want to attract more talent into the country we need to improve the quality of our education system,” he continued.
The IT sector was also a key sector for the Irish economy, according a report from the IT Industry Association.
According the report, the Irish IT industry was valued at around £8.2bn in 2014.
Ireland also ranked high on the OECD’s report for international trade.
The OECD said that Ireland had “a highly competitive trade relationship with the UK in terms of both goods and services exports and imports”.
It said that the trade deficit was worth around £1.5bn a year.