I agree with you and that's what I'm trying to do...
However, the women at the consulate who assists with getting visas told me I'd be better off not trying to find a job there even though I could technically get a work visa due to my education. However, she said that if it is really important that I have a work visa rather than a long term residency visa, I could potentially get a position in design if I can get the second degree.
Her reasoning was that in the technical fields, no one would hire a female when there is a salary requirement on the visa, and the newer companies that are "modern" that do hire females can't afford the wages that they would be required to pay me. But in the world of graphic design and digital media, there would potentially be more of those positions available to a female.
My plan is to put in my application Jan 1st 2015. I've already lived in Switzerland (for only 6 months), am quickly picking up German as well as French and should have a second degree in Graphic Design by then (unless I can pick up a long term, stable, US contract in the mean time.
I'm sort of preparing for a few places though. I'm looking at Austria, Interior B.C., N. Washington... I'd love to just move to Switzerland as I already have friends, know the country and customs... but they are incredibly strict on residency visas.
My one potential option is to get a ski industry position for an american company with a european headquarters. There are a few different ones with offices in Austria, Switzerland, France, and Germany. Sort of my reason for learning French as well.
Or I'll just win the lottery. Money seems to make every option possible.