What's your profession? Age?

Just thought after the "how much is your system worth" post that it would be nice to see what all these people do to get $80K systems, and perhaps how long it takes. I'm a 29-year old economist for the gov., just completeed my Ph.D. last month, and my system is at about $10K. Just a pup hoping to keep upgrading...
Software quality assurance. HT/2CH system would retail for about 9k, but I've put it together for about 5K on A'gon. Just finished a purchase this weekend, in fact! =)
Mdhoover- Where are you a pathologist? I'm a radiologist in Minneapolis, MN (US)
Quad Cities, Moline and Rock Island in Illinois and Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa. It's really the QUINT Cities, because East Moline (on the Illinois side) should be counted. In fact, some of the locals would probably say that East Moline is the 4th city instead of Bettendorf. People rarely refer to it as the "Quint Cities", but that's closer to being correct. There are also several smaller towns which are very close, on both sides of the Mississippi River, which are generally considered to be a part of the "Quad City Area". For whatever reason, the moniker of "Quad Cities" has stuck over the years.
Cool, thanks for the insight, esp. since you're just a little while 'down-river' from me!