CPA and partner in an accounting firm. 31 years old. make +/- 200k a year (I would say that equals 100kish in most areas of the country, the cost of living where I am is sky high). I work alot. More than I like at the moment. My plan is to go on my own starting 1/1/07 and work and make less while at the same time getting more involved in my family business.
Currently, my job requires supervision, mentoring recent hires, teaching accounting on the job, while finding the time to do my own Accounting and Tax work. it is demanding and you have to make the most of your time.
The prospect for Accounting and Tax services is great. The more the government tinkers with the tax code and financial reporting (in the guise of simplifying), the more complex it becomes and the more people have to rely on professionals for advice. There are about 5,000 different area to specialize in also, so whatever you like you can create a niche in.