Was something omitted before or after “prestigious”?
Yes, in this case, she shortened this sentence and omitted the word "it's". So the full sentence here would be "it's not as prestigious, but it's still a job". It's common in spoken English to leave out the pronoun "it" at the beginning of a sentence. This is because "it" is already implied, and speakers get lazy and start to shorten sentences. Here's a few examples where this may occur: Ex: "Pretty sunny outside today." Ex: "Starting to get dark, I should get home."