Which industry = best life

Dec 9, 2019 14 Comments

debating on making a career change. but not sure which industry to go into.

this whole app is biased towards software engineering for its relatively low stress, great wlb, and salary data.

but when i talk to friends in other industries it makes me wonder if being in tech is worth it.

for sxample there isnt as much salary data on biomedical sales but my understanding is these roles clear 200k+ a year, easy. same with patent lawyers.. and others say analysts at Private Equity firms.. and obviously CEO’s are in this category as well.

so why waste time as an engineer that has a career path so laid out, while all the other people are making more money?

im sure this questions is not very thought out.

get me a job plz, software engineering is so boring to me. id love to end up in sales / sales engineering unless someone has something better

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    Doctors have the best life between ages 35-100. Most importantly, life keeps getting better for them every decade. For most other professions, it keeps getting worse.
    Dec 9, 2019 5
    • Northrop Grumman aixnUsb45
      OP
      Ugh but do I really want to do 7 years of school? I’m 26 right now
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Google AC/TC
      If you don't want to go back to school for a long time, it seems like using your current skills elsewhere is the best choice. Ex: try to get into a company/field that you're more interested in.
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Amazon broke&dumb
      Didn't read the question, only read the title
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Northrop Grumman aixnUsb45
      OP
      Well I tried getting into google. Feel like I wasted a year of my life on that. Now I’m trying to figure out where to go.

      I currently have my BS and masters in aerospace engineering (I wanted to be an astronaut and then when that didn’t work out I thought aerospace engineering was where the money was at.. WRONG AGAIN)..

      Now I’m thinking about starting my own company but idk. I just can’t figure out the right path to go.. I don’t know any successful mentors.. it bugs me so much I feel like I’m wasting away
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Amazon broke&dumb
      Aerospace is actually growing faster than it ever has after the 70s. And it's super cool. Also, you're basically a rocket scientist.
      Dec 9, 2019
  • AdRoll Seto Kaiba
    White House has the best perks. Secret Service protection, presidential pension, Air Force One flights
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • Microsoft l'amour
      Only the president gets all those perks. Other white house staff don't have any of those and pay is quite low
      Dec 9, 2019
  • New / Eng fyou.js
    The abstract problem solving skills and mindset required for coding & tech is very natural to certain people. I love tech, my job is easy as fuck, and I make more than you.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Intel Nicoli
    IB .. get in early .. make money .. get out ..be a multimillionaire (potentially >$10 M by 45) ..
    Dec 9, 2019 2
    • Northrop Grumman aixnUsb45
      OP
      Why are you at intel then?
      Dec 9, 2019
    • New / Finance
      VentureBoy

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      IB has huge upside with comp but it is a brutal work life balance especially while you are young. Good exit opportunities but the antithesis of work life balance and extreme stress.
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Ubisoft yLcC27
    Not gaming
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Google AC/TC
    I think pharmacists have the best combination of low stress, good wlb, and high pay.

    Pharmacists are highly educated and well paid, but typically under used in our healthcare system.

    Personally, I think I would get bored standing around and handing out prescriptions diagnosed by doctors and coordinated automatically by software for most of the day.

    However, in tech it's common to have to work long hours to meet deadlines on understaffed projects or get projects with late changes back on track. Pharmacists have set working hours (that are reasonable at most chains), but might have to work some Saturdays.
    Dec 9, 2019 0

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