Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Alternative careers for PhDs: air traffic controller

I'm not entirely serious, but today's NYT article about the training of air traffic controllers makes it sounds pretty appealing: lots of problem solving, interaction, good pay, job security (not enough of them) at least until artificial intelligence gets really good.

Their pay exactly parallels PhDs' pay: 19k per year during grad school, 30k per year during the next stage of training, and then up for real people, up to over 100k.