It's 2009, and here's a great article that justifies my career choices of Systems Engineer and part time College Professorship. Money magazine and PayScale.com rated the top 50 careers with great pay and growth prospects. Systems Engineer is #1 and College Professor is #3. Nice.
Only problem is they do place SE under Information Technology. This kind of bugs me to no end. I know IT requires SE but SE is more then IT. During my recent job search I kept getting recruiters asking for a more IT related System Engineering work, i.e. Do you know UNIX or JAVA? How good are your System administration skills in Unix, Linux, and/or Windows platforms? Do you have experience with VMware ESX server, Lab Manager, Virtual Infrastructure Client? Do you have the ability to write basic scripts using shell scripting or Perl?
I got so feed up I created a standard reply:
I know it's kind of snippy but it was the best way for me to deal with it.
Well I got to get back to work here at the Best Job in America. OORAH!