Better to be a software developer than a college professor?

Other than the headline, which is amusing, I am not sure about the methodology or significance of this study in US News (do they still exist?). And it seems that many professions, e.g. College Professor, don’t even get mentioned. Is it because they don’t even make the top 100? I doubt it. Anyway, Here’s more about the US News and World Report’s assessments:

“All jobs aren’t created equal. In fact, some are simply better than the rest. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in the social services and business sectors. And for the first time, our No. 1 pick is a technology job. Read more on how we rank the best jobs, and check out our complete list.” Read the whole article and see the report in US News and World Report.


Learn to make something

This bit of advice rings very true to me. Read the whole article, but here’s a tasty bit. 

@andrewchen: New essays for 06/03/2013:

1) Learn to make something. Anything. First and foremost, I think it’s important to learn to make something. Anything. It could be an app, blog, table, YouTube channel, video tutorial, or anything else. Then study the people who have become successful enough to support themselves in this craft, and study them, copy them, stalk them, and meet them.