I’ve been playing with computers a long time. But when somebody asks me what I do for a living, I tell them straight up.
Depending on how my career title has changed over the years, (SQL DBA, Network Analyst, Network engineer, and even a bunch of desktop support when I was first starting out).
Heck, I like helping people.
If their eyes glaze over then I figure I’ve described my job correctly.
That’s how I let my ego win.