If you are thinking of pursuing a career in accounting there are some website that are designed just for you. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have created the website: http://www.aicpa.org/Pages/Default.aspx for members of the CPA community. AICPA have also created an other website for non-professionals that are thinking of entering the field on accounting: https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/. These two websites will provide you with tons of information about the accounting professional and also information for scholarships. Every year AICPA and other institutions like NASBA give away money to business and accounting majors. So check them out if you are interesting in becoming a CPA accountant.
NASBA also have tons of information about the Uniform examination and your state accountancy board. NASBA even have information for international accounting students that are seeking CPA certification and license. Their website address is http://nasba.org/.
The process could be overwhelming but if it doesn't have to be you live in an information age. If you have questions you can contact your state board of accountancy and talk to them directly. NASBA's website will have the link for your state's accountancy board. You can also leave comments or questions below. And I will help you or guide you in the right direction.
To read more about the outlook of the accounting profession go to http://bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm