I'm not sure I agree with that list, although I definitely would NOT want to work as one of those manager types, but that has more to do with my
personality type; I'd just find it boring, even if it paid decent.
I have, however, worked as a security officer (and worked with nurses as a security officer, as I was in local hospitals), I've been a student, so I
know what teachers go through, and I've got an engineering degree, and currently work in sales, though not as an engineer; I sell electrical parts to
engineers and tradesmen. (don't you love the current state of the economy?
Security officer wasn't that great, but it's definitely not the worst job I ever had. (that would be landscaping :p) It was definitely underpaid,
and didn't really have a lot to recommend it. I did have some decent coworkers, and at least working in a hospital I was able to chat with the
on staff, hehe. Most of the time the job was pretty dull, and the times it wasn't, it was usually because I was dealing with some
psychotic patient trying to hurt somebody or something like that :p The job did have its moments, though; the best day I ever had at that job was the
day I found a woman's missing daughter who had Down's syndrome; the mother was literally sobbing, she was so happy. It was one of the few days
working at that job where at the end of the day I went home feeling like I'd actually made a difference.
As I mentioned, I worked with nurses, and by and large they seemed fairly happy with their jobs. There were some unhappy nurses, but they were
usually the sort that would've been unhappy no matter what they were doing or what job they had. Nurses make good money, at least here, and most of
the ones I spoke to enjoyed their job and found it quite rewarding.
As for teachers, I think I could see a bunch of them not liking their jobs. Some students are quite difficult; I should know :p One of the reasons I
decided against teaching when I was considering career options was that I felt I couldn't deal with students who didn't want to learn. It's hard
to say, but I'll bet half the teachers I had liked their jobs and the other half didn't.
As for sales engineer... well, if I had any sort of engineering job, I'd be really happy, because I'd actually be using my degree :p Plus, I'd be
making real wages, and not stuck living with my parents at age 30 because I can't afford to move out with what my job pays... but that's another