Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Seven Bright New Careers for '07 and Beyond

For once, I'm ahead of the curve. Who knew my career as a higher ed administrator was bright and new?

According to the article:
"Higher education administration offers a unique mix of policy-making, financial and business strategy, and program development. In addition to the intellectual challenge of their careers, education administrators enjoy the satisfaction of working toward a good cause: improving the quality of college education."

According to me:
"Higher education administration offers a unique mix of red-tape, political game playing, over reaction about things that matter very little, and drudgery. In addition to the intellectual challenge of their careers, education administrators enjoy their vacations."

Don't get me wrong, I actually do like my job. But being an "office prisoner*" is not exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. Granted I still don't know what I want to be, but I'm getting better at recognizing what I don't want to do.

* When my boss's son was four, he was asked what she did for work. He replied, "She's an office prisoner." I can't think of a more apt way of describing it.

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