Once you clear your CMA US, there are a number of companies and industries where you can work. Some of the industries where a person can easily find work are F&A consulting, financial services, Big 4-public accounting firms, and many other fortune 500/2000 companies. Hedge fund/investment banking firms to recruit CMA’s in big numbers. So if someone wants to start working as soon as clearing their CMA’s, the opportunities are vast. If a candidate wants to study further and then start with jobs, then CPA is a good value add.