May 10, 2006

And now for something completely different

I might be changing careers again. This time though, it would actually allow me to use my master's degree. I'm mulling over the life-changing implications of this decision. Good thoughts and/or prayers are always appreciated.

Posted by Physics Geek at May 10, 2006 02:06 PM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

you mean you're actually considering professional geekdom? I hope it pays well :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 10, 2006 02:46 PM

Actually, I've been a programmer/data analyst for the last decade or so. I think that my geek cred is pretty solid. However, this would allow me to move back into engineering. And yes, it would pay pretty well.

Posted by: physics geek at May 10, 2006 04:24 PM

If you're going back into hardware, remember Frank's 3 laws of how to fix anything.
1/ Is it plugged in?
2/ Is it turned on?
3/ Is it connected to the computer?

The worst thing about software is that you really can't show somebody what you work on. Construction workers can point to a building, farmers see a crop, engineers see a bridge.

Hey, bit-bashing sounds hi-tech, but it gets boring. Work on what you love, the money will follow.

Posted by: Frank Borger at May 11, 2006 05:51 AM

In my case, I'd be able to point to nuclear power plants.

I can hear the greenies screeching in horror right now. It's probably a good time to break out the Toxic Avenger costumer.

Posted by: physics geek at May 11, 2006 09:26 AM

Oh my. Good thoughts going your way. Power plants... super heros... my son would love it.

Posted by: vw bug at May 11, 2006 10:35 AM

YAY! Radiation!

Ah... that brings back memories :-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 11, 2006 11:01 AM

We had several former Navy nukes guys in our graduate program. The stories that they'd tell...

Posted by: physics geek at May 11, 2006 11:32 AM

Your decision should boil down to one thing--will you like what you do?

Posted by: Woody at May 11, 2006 08:12 PM

Just remember, reactor physicists never worry about fallout.

They just reinsert and shorten the stroke.

Posted by: frank borger at May 12, 2006 02:22 PM