I'm hoping to be a philosophy professor, so I imagine that will be sexy. "What do you do?" "I'm a philosopher." Think about it. I was a philosophy major in college, and I'm pretty sure none of my professors referred to themselves as philosophers, though one may have merited the title. Still, teaching philosophy is a pretty sexy gig - especially is it's something like 19th Century Continental or something. Just don't be an ancient philosophy professor because then you're just a history/language teacher. I honestly don't care what the average person thinks of my work/profession, but I do want to be considered good at what I do by those who are in the know.