Re: Advice: which job to take?
To paraphrase some of the previous posters - and an old dead dude, Joseph Campbell: "Follow your bliss."
Mine was the space program - lots of tdy travel, spent days at a time sometimes on a rocket stand or vertical assembly building - long, short hours - thrilling, boring and sometimes downright irritating. Layed off at 49 - said ok - turn out(on?) the lights the party's over (dandy Don Meredith?) - became an ER.
Salary peak in 1992 - 60k.