CNN Reports, Software Engineer is BEST Job in America

OK, well the title says it all.  CNN has a story from Money.com showing the results of a survey showing Software Engineers have the best jobs in America.

I don’t know how scientific this survey is but I think the stress level for most high-paying Software Engineering jobs is quite high.  My vote for the best job would be for the #2 College Professor.  Money reports the stress level is the same as the Software Engineer but I don’t see how.  I know quite a few college professors and most seem laid back and not stressed.  On the flip side I know many Software Engineers and they all seem a little too up-tight, myself included.

 

 

  • http://www.itsweatshops.com Sparky

    Rob,

    I kicked this one around a little today as well. Was a little surprising to see Software Engineering come in at #1 given the recent feuding over H-1B’s and outsourcing. I had similar thoughts to yours with respect to college profs: all the professors I know are definitely a lot less stressed. On the other hand, I think if you’re just starting out in academia and trying to secure tenure, things can be very challenging. Perhaps that’s why the geeks got the nod in the survey.

    Cheers,

    Sparky

  • http://www.itsweatshops.com/ Sparky

    Rob,
    I kicked this one around a little today as well. Was a little surprising to see Software Engineering come in at #1 given the recent feuding over H-1B’s and outsourcing. I had similar thoughts to yours with respect to college profs: all the professors I know are definitely a lot less stressed. On the other hand, I think if you’re just starting out in academia and trying to secure tenure, things can be very challenging. Perhaps that’s why the geeks got the nod in the survey.
    Cheers,
    Sparky

  • http://rbazinet.wordpress.com/ Rob Bazinet

    I agree. I think the barrier to entry is tougher as a Professor, as it should be. I just found the results a bit skewed. I am a Software Engineer with 20 years experience and know the stresses daily and wonder if there is a better way to earn a living.

    -Rob

  • http://rbazinet.wordpress.com/ Rob Bazinet

    I agree. I think the barrier to entry is tougher as a Professor, as it should be. I just found the results a bit skewed. I am a Software Engineer with 20 years experience and know the stresses daily and wonder if there is a better way to earn a living.
    -Rob