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Old 12-13-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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I've been thinking about Colorado a lot lately. I think it's beautiful there and I never hear anything bad about it. I work as a self published fiction writer on Amazon Kindle and I just changed my degree plan from Health Sciences to Psychology. Right now my classes are online but I would like to transfer to a college that is not online. I'm also going for a bachelors degree. I may also be getting my certification in Phlebotomy in my home state, New Mexico from Southwest Phlebotomy. If I were to go to Colorado, Phlebotomy is what I would like to work in. Aside from that, I would be willing to work anywhere, stores, restaurants, and offices. I also have an Associates in Information Systems and Support. My question is; where in Colorado do you think would be best? Not just for me, but which areas have you been in and which do you love the most? Thank you!

By the way, I am aware that my name says "Seattle Bound." LOL
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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Longmont.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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Define "small." To me, having grown up in rural Colorado and New Mexico, small is less than 2,000 people. In other words, the places where you know everyone and vice-versa and making a living is pretty difficult. Someone called Pueblo small to me the other day. It has 100,000+ people and is a pretty big city, in my opinion.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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I've been thinking about Colorado a lot lately. I think it's beautiful there and I never hear anything bad about it. I work as a self published fiction writer on Amazon Kindle and I just changed my degree plan from Health Sciences to Psychology. Right now my classes are online but I would like to transfer to a college that is not online. I'm also going for a bachelors degree. I may also be getting my certification in Phlebotomy in my home state, New Mexico from Southwest Phlebotomy. If I were to go to Colorado, Phlebotomy is what I would like to work in. Aside from that, I would be willing to work anywhere, stores, restaurants, and offices. I also have an Associates in Information Systems and Support. My question is; where in Colorado do you think would be best? Not just for me, but which areas have you been in and which do you love the most? Thank you!

By the way, I am aware that my name says "Seattle Bound." LOL
Well, don't I think that Colorado is worth up and moving off to and throwing away any education you may obtain in the fields of phebotomy and/or psychology, just so you can transfer here and work in a "store, restaurant, or office." You can do such jobs anywhere else in the country and get paid more for them than you would here. Why not stay on in N. New Mex if you want great scenary, a job as a clerk, and somehere that's beautiful? Me, I'd go live near Bandalier or Jemez or Chama - even Santa Fe of Taos if I could afford either of those towns. Heck, I'd even go live in Chimayo! New Mexico's towns can be wonderful and often have a rich historical heritage. Stay home or move to Seatlle. That's my advise.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:33 AM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Bow Mar for best town.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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I've been thinking about Colorado a lot lately. I think it's beautiful there and I never hear anything bad about it. I work as a self published fiction writer on Amazon Kindle and I just changed my degree plan from Health Sciences to Psychology. Right now my classes are online but I would like to transfer to a college that is not online. I'm also going for a bachelors degree. I may also be getting my certification in Phlebotomy in my home state, New Mexico from Southwest Phlebotomy. If I were to go to Colorado, Phlebotomy is what I would like to work in. Aside from that, I would be willing to work anywhere, stores, restaurants, and offices. I also have an Associates in Information Systems and Support. My question is; where in Colorado do you think would be best? Not just for me, but which areas have you been in and which do you love the most? Thank you!

By the way, I am aware that my name says "Seattle Bound." LOL
I think you are probably better off staying in your home state right now to get your degree, so that you can still pay in state tuition. Then, once you have your degree, you can explore locations in Colorado to live. This will also give you time to take some trips to CO to decide if it's really what you are seeking.

What are some things you are desiring that you aren't finding in NM?
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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I think you are probably better off staying in your home state right now to get your degree, so that you can still pay in state tuition. Then, once you have your degree, you can explore locations in Colorado to live. This will also give you time to take some trips to CO to decide if it's really what you are seeking.

What are some things you are desiring that you aren't finding in NM?
I just need something safe, different, fun, and somewhere that I can actual grow in my career. I've tried doing that in New Mexico but I've never gotten far. Colorado is definitely not a permanent decision yet. I just want to explore right now, but I welcome everyone's opinions on the area.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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Fruita. Almost nothing west of there for almost 200 miles. It is like you are living on the frontier. Such a comfortable feeling to drive into a country where the only inhabitants for many miles are birds and critters. Of course jobs in the grand valley to the east are hard to find and low paying.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I know several people with Phlebotomy training and none are working in the medical field, I wonder if it is another 'for-profit-degree-program' that gets touted because it brings the school revenue. I trust you have guaranteed placement.

If Colorado is you goal... finish Psych training and internships and go to Grand Junction, Montrose, Gunnison, or get into a VA program and go to Colorado Springs. Veteran's Administration is a great medical / psych gig with good pay and free training and some NICE regions to work. (Choose tax free Sheridan WY or Strugis SD).

The more popular spots in Colorado are crowded and expensive and high competition for employment.

You might do well to specialize in youth violence, Colorado has a very high incidence. Battleground state politics will help fund your psych practice. (and bring more violence / unrest).
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