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Old 11-08-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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I've been looking into grad programs for a while and have a strong Boise St. I haven't visited the city or campus yet but from what I've been reading I'm more interested now. My wife and I would be moving from Salem, Oregon, the place she has lived for her entire life so she is very reluctant to move. Her main source of anxiety is being able to find a job in a school district so she can start her career as a teacher. How is the job market in the Boise area?
Another source of her anxiety is money. She is going to be taking a decent pay cut from her current job to whatever job she gets in Boise, so I was curious what housing prices (renting or buying) is like? I will more than likely be working as well as going to school so money hopefully won't be as big of a deal.
One thing that I'm extremely excited about is not getting so much rain!!! Here in Salem, we could have 300+ days a year with precipitation. I've seen that the climate in Boise is pretty mild and relatively similar to Oregon but with less rain; is that true?
Thanks for any and all help!!!!
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Make sure she has the job before moving here - finding a teaching job here is next to impossible.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Yup, teaching jobs and far and few in between and unfortunately we have some of the lowest paid teachers in the country. Hence the reason why some live over on the Idaho/Oregon state line and then teach in Ontario, Oregon.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Check Craigslist for rental prices.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Is it normal for people to live in out laying cities instead of Boise? I was checking craigslist and rent was cheaper in Meridian, is there much difference between Meridian and Boise?
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Honestly it depends which part of Boise. If you are talking East Boise, the bench or the Northend then yes there is a big difference. Older homes, more trees, etc. As far as the difference between West Boise and Meridian there is 0 difference other than a few more miles of travel if you are going to Boise State.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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What does your wife teach? It may be a real struggle to find a position. Oregon compensation, including substituting, is significantly higher than Idaho. If you choose to ive west of Boise, the Eagle area experiences some traffic issues. Weather has definite seasons; only downside is the inversion that sometimes settles in during the winter. Best wishes!
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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She is a Special Ed teacher. She's getting her certification for K-12 grades so hopefully she it will offer more jobs and make her more marketable. We've definitely noticed the income difference between Oregon and Idaho, but she loves teaching so its a sacrifice we're willing to make.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:49 PM
 
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While still a very tight job market, in my opinion, that (special ed) will be an asset in the search. Best of luck!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Agents don't read dates of posts when soliciting business?

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