Without a doubt, the absolute best profession that a person can have. Involves flying around in a small spacecraft and using your various inhuman skills and ridiculously named weapons to shoot down bad spacecraft, preferably piloted by evil aliens. In addition, starfigher pilots must speak in ludicrous pseudo military flight speak. Examples of starfigher pilots exist in Star Wars, Wing Commander, Battlestar Galactica, and The Last Starfighter.
Also the topic of a song by Snow Patrol.
"They came from behind!"