What job should I give my protagonist?

Can you help me find a suitable job for my character? He's a decent, home-orientated family man, so nothing sleazy or that involves a lot of travel. It should be something that others are envious of. It should be something masculine - nothing geeky or effeminate. It should be well-paid, and though he isn't in the public eye he will be highly respected in his field. Ideally it should be something which involves working with his hands. I know, I don't ask for much, right? Thanks to anyone who has any suggestions! Not bad, but... would you be envious of a carpenter?

Asked By: RunningBear - 10/25/2010
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If it has to be something where he works with his hands, but you don't think a carpenter would be sufficiently well-paid or enviable, then how about making him a high-end furniture designer/maker? That way, his job would still be 'masculine' and would be using his hands, but making expensive, bespoke, beautifully... More
Answered By: RedStar - 10/25/2010
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A carpenter?
Answered By: Robert - 10/25/2010
*Senior accountant... More
Answered By: Jonny - 10/25/2010
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