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Old 03-05-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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Also I hate to be Mr. Negative but you at least need a PhD in Psychology to make real money. A Master's in PA doesn't pay that well generally either. If I were you I would move but you should get a degree that pays well. It's a bad feeling paying back students loans on a low paying degree. You should consider going to the AF Reserves and get in a career field that is more stable.


BTW, the economy is GENERALLY bad for people without a degree. People with a degree GENERALLY do not have a hard times finding a job, GENERALLY
Yea I knew that before I got a psychology degree lol. I tried Business Marketing and hated it. I wasn't interested in anything that wasn't in the arts and I don't plan on getting a phD in anything. I figured having an MPA would still be better than a masters in clinical psychology, social work, or marriage & family therapy which is what I wanted to do originally. Even if I don't come out making 60k I'm sure I'll be fine with the right opportunities in the right city I will take your advice and find a job first wherever I end up. Thanks for responding!
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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as long as you can get a better education here at atlanta...I dont think you need to worry about job market at this point, since you dont have to work here when you finish your study right? also, you really can't predict what the market will look like in 2 years..
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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Go to Houston lol. It has just as much amenities as Atlanta does.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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Go to Houston lol. It has just as much amenities as Atlanta does.
More if you count the fact that we don't have anything like Warehouse District or a beach.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Inman Park
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I think that you can do well in either place, depending on what you want to make of it.

As you already know, an advanced degree means absolutely nothing in certain circles, especially in this economy and especially when it's not backed with experience.

I think you need to look at both cities, see what they offer, see what the schools offer, and then go with your gut. The reality is that much of life is that way: you do your research, and you make your choices based on the info you have. Houston might work better for some, and Atlanta for others. It's really up to you, and what's important to YOU.

I've had a master's since 1997, for the record, in the arts, and it didn't keep me from being laid off three times in the last six years. So, you need to think about your backup plan. I don't regret a step of my career. Downs come with ups. But just be prepared.

For the record, I think Atlanta is great, and on the upswing. I know nothing about Houston. Good luck, either way!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:57 AM
 
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More if you count the fact that we don't have anything like Warehouse District or a beach.
Do they have kudzu in Houston? I forgot to check last time I was there.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Houston is boring for young professionals unless you into cowboys
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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FWIW, I'm sure you will do just fine in either city. I have a few friends in Houston and so I visit every now and then. To me, while it seems to be a nice city, Atlanta has a bit of a younger more hip vibe than Houston. I would spend time in both cities and see how you like the feel of both. Both Atlanta and Houston are great cities with more similarities than differences. Best of luck!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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The job market in Houston makes it great for young professionals. It has all the amenities that Atlanta has but with a much bettet job market and higher average wages, as well as being one of the "youngest cities" with an average age per person in the 30s.

I don't know why we are still telling people to move to Atlanta. We need our number of jobs to catch up to our population.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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I am going to graduate school and will have to decide between a school in Atlanta and another city. I had a discussion with someone who's daughter is also deciding between the two. She said that she told her daughter not to move to Atlanta because the job market isn't good in Atlanta and the jobs that are there do not pay very much. I am in my early 20's, have a bachelors degree in psychology and about 6 years of work history. I'm pursuing a masters in public administration. Do I stand a chance in Atlanta? I come from a city that is not doing well in the job market so I don't really want to move to another city where I'll have to struggle for a while (if I can avoid it).
Nothing wrong with the struggle of the early 20s after school. Dont move to any city for money. Move there because you actually like the city. The Atlanta job market is fine.
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