As Seth Godin points out, some of us work in labs and some of us in factories.
Labs prize innovation; factories prize efficiency.
The world needs both and your skills can make you great at working in one or the other.
But be warned - to work in a lab you need to be okay with, ready for, and maybe even delighted by failure. As Godin says, innovation doesn't happen without it.
So, where do you work? If deep down you dream of innovating, there's only one place to send your resumé.