Gawd! What a mess I asked for when I started this!
We are so varied in our careers I nearly need to just say that I got ~220
responses from the MG and Spridget lists and we have ~220 careers. It is
not quite than bad. But nearly.
The easy stuff first:
Averge: 41.5 (I like that I'll be 42 in December)
Median: 42 (What is the meaning of life? you ask?)
Not everybody gave their age. I had to agrue with a couple of persons of
the female persuasion to get theirs. (I won't name names as you know who
Now here is a basic summary: (these are grouped [lumped] as best as I
The majority of responses are from people who work with computers in some
way (no big surprise here)
40 total (11 software devel, 6 Sysadmin 23 misc)
The next biggest category is:
Engineers 33 (10 mechanical, 3 electrical, 20 various others)
Students 17 (12 Graduate, 5 others inc HS)
Attornies 9 (various)
Insurance people 5
Retired from various careers 11
Then some interesting occupations:
2 Brit car restorers
1 Air Traffic Controller
1 Critical Care Nurse
1 International Banker
1 Police School Liason
2 Social Workers
1 Freight Trader
1 Roadside Assistant Technologist
2 Special Education Teachers
1 Biology Teacher
2 Wildlife Biologists
2 Company Presidents
1 Army Captain
1 Helicopter Mechanic (in Hawaii)
1 Tatoo Artist
1 Furniture Designer
1 Attendant BMIHT
Several in sales of some sort or another.
As you can see we are a widely diverse lot. The majority seem to be in a
technical field, but a rather large group is in some way helping others
(Medical, teaching, social services etc). About the only thing we don't
have is a politician, of course they may hve avoided the survey, ya know
I have left some out as there are just too many. Sorry.
I will post the entire group of emails to a web page in a few days. First
I need to find out if anyone wants their names removed from the emails.
Other wise I will just post all of them as I got them. Not sure how but
perhaps as an ASCII file you can download and peruse at you leisure -
suggestions? Right now I have them in a FileMaker Database.
Larry Macy (Brain wracked from too much yime trying to catorgorize this
78 Midget (Getting cleaned this weekend for the "Rocks")
Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 10 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Voice mail 215 662-2890