I was just about to ask a question having to do with "Preparation for a non-academic career". Specifically, I was going to ask how an academic can tell what's the salary range for a potential research position in the hi-tech industry (generally or in some region). Noticing the interdiction in the tour, I didn't ask that - but is it really off-topic? I mean, it is a problem mostly unique to academic researches.
That is intended to discourage people outside of academia from asking questions about "what's the best degree to become a sailboat repairman?" Historically, we have tended to allow questions about where academics can find employment other industries.
To that extent, ask away, says I.