Prestigious

Definition: having a fine reputation based on brilliance of achievement; respected; esteemed; honored

Derivation: Latin, “conjuring tricks”
Note: To be an inventor-scientist takes as much mental dexterity as it does slight-of-hand to be a prestidigitationist.

Quotes:
• Try to get the job that’s most like the job you want, rather than the one that’s more prestigious. Always try to be the talent. — Ezra Klein (1984-) American journalist
• The good people look for challenges. When teaching becomes a prestigious profession, then you’ll get good people. — Dan Shechtman (1941-) Israeli-American materials scientist