Originally Posted by slo_guy
I agree with you about getting old. PM work can be very lucrative, but you're also one of the first few put on the chopping block when cuts come into play. Nothing really beats staying technical. If you "add" PM skills to being technical, then you are very valuable and not hated by the engineers you deal with.
Technical will only get you so far salary-wise; you'll top out. Gotta go into the business side to make money.
I do both technical and business enterprise architecture for the gov't. The business side is almost like academia when it comes to guiding principles and directives and that boring shit.