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Old 11-22-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Outside of the Denver metro area, high paying professional jobs like teaching and nursing tend to be rather scarce and very competitive. Employers tend to favor experienced locals over in-experienced out of towners. Expect the best...you could luck out by being in the right place at the right time, and get a job just like that.... AND....prepare for the worst...bring lots of money to tide you over for a multi year job search. Good luck with your job search.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Outside of the Denver metro area, high paying professional jobs like teaching and nursing tend to be rather scarce and very competitive. Employers tend to favor experienced locals over in-experienced out of towners. Expect the best...you could luck out by being in the right place at the right time, and get a job just like that.... AND....prepare for the worst...bring lots of money to tide you over for a multi year job search. Good luck with your job search.
I have known several people in the Colorado mountains that have obtained medical jobs as out of staters. They were qualified, applied, interviewed and got the job. It's not impossible but it is competitive compared to a well populated place like Denver.

I think when people ask these questions such as these about different towns, my advice is that if there is an open job and you are qualified, apply. But I would not move to a small Colorado mountain town without job in hand and some savings.

As I and my relatives found with success in Vail, often you start on the very bottom rung and then it all comes down to networking and hard work. These small mountain towns you can't hide, everyone knows everyone. Cities you can fade into anonymity more, but not up in the mountains. Add in the fact of how desirable(in some ways) these towns are in general for people to want to move to and it's a very competitive environment.
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