Saturday, January 23, 2016

So what is an engagement manager

I was just looking at a listing of America's best jobs.

Table: The 10 best jobs in America
1. Data scientist1,736$116,8404.14.7
2. Tax manager1,574$108,0003.94.7
3. Solutions architect2,906$119,5003.54.6
4. Engagement manager1,356$125,0003.84.6
5. Mobile developer2,251$90,0003.84.6
6. HR manager3,468$85,0003.74.6
7. Physician assistant3,364$97,0003.54.6
8. Project manager6,607$106,6803.34.5
9. Software engineer49,270$95,0003.34.5
10. Audit manager1,001$95,0003.94.5
Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighting three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). 

I can't figure out if these are really new careers or just hotsy totsy titles for traditional jobs. Sort of like old wine in new skin.  Nearest I can figure a project manager manages projects. I guess you could call a librarian a data scientist. Next time someone asks me what I do for a living I can say I'm a data scientist. Someone who wouldn't date a librarian might be willing to have a beer with a data scientist. 

Engagement manager I need to research. Is it like a wedding planner but someone who plans bachelor parties? A solutions architect? Someone who plans solutions? I could use one of these if he will shovel my car out this morning from the snow.

I looked up engagement manager. Apparently it is someone who nurses a deal between a vendor and a client. Sort of like if I was selling my car I'd enlist one of these people to mediate the sale and make sure all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Sounds like a good job to me. More fun than a ah counter anyway. 

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