Whenever I fill out a survey (especially, but not limited to trade-papers/mags/sites), there’s one question (or any derivation thereof) that always trips me up:
Which industry classification best describes your line of work
This is usually followed by a list of things like Retail, Health, Education, Construction, Manufacturing, etc.
I can never figure out exactly what industry computer programming falls in. I usually just end up picking either Manufacturing because I suppose in a way, I’m manufacturing something, Retail since in a way, I am producing goods, or else whatever option happens to mention either “computers” or “electronics” (if any).
I tried Googling it but came up empty. Does anyone know what the “correct” answer is? What do other programmers enter in these surveys?