I never would have guessed it, but the experts at CNN Money have declared Software Engineering to be the Best Job in
India America. Beating out other such lucrative careers such as toilet scrubber and burger flipper, my occupation climbed squarely to the top.
Since you're too
lazy busy uninterested to click through to the article, here's the top ten they named :
- Software Engineer
- College professor
- Financial adviser
- Human Resources Manager
- Physician assistant
- Market research analyst
- Computer IT analyst
- Real Estate Appraiser
I'm quite positive they didn't interview me or any of my colleagues when doing this study. In fact, we might have asked these guys if they were running a similar poll for the Most Stressful Jobs in America or Jobs Most Likely To Instill Alcoholism. Then we would go back to day-dreaming about retirement.
I don't agree with their assessment of "Ease of Entry" either. They indicate my profession is a rather difficult one to get into. I'll agree that it takes a bit of study, but companies these days will hire anyone with a college degree, a pocket protector, and a pulse. I was just discussing this with Sofia the other day--the reason why the computer industry is in such sorry shape is because the demand for tech-workers far outstrips the availability of competent applicants. This results in poor output to the point where companies and even individuals (the customer) have to hire a support staff to maintain their appliances known as personal computers. Why we consider this acceptable baffles me. You wouldn't keep so many workers on the payroll to maintain the refrigerators or air-conditioners, so why computers ?
Anyway, the list is bunk anyway. Surely determining the best job in this or any other country is an entirely subjective exercise, but I think we can really do better than this list. I don't want any of those jobs. In my humble opinion, the list of Best Jobs in America would look more like this :
- Professional Gambler
- Photographer for Penthouse
- Astronaut (in 50 years)
- DJ at a Strip Club (tip Tip TIP the ladies!)
- Country Music Singer
- Professional Driver of Exotic Cars
- Director of Public Relations and Outreach
- Software Engineer (nevermind)
I'm sorry to say your job didn't make the cut. Better luck next year.