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Old 09-09-2015, 06:48 AM
Location: Nashville, TN
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Originally Posted by BigDGeek View Post
Data warehouse ETL & business intelligence developer, specializing in the really tricky stuff. Plus code optimization and database engine tuning.
Nice! How's the job market for ETL and BI devs?

This is exactly what I do too, and I'm considering relocating to the DFW area. Just wondering how easy it is to get another job there, and a general idea of the salary range for a senior-level position (in your experience). Here in the Chicago area, it's really really hard to find competent developers, most just throw buzz words on their resume and hope no one asks them any questions about it.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:17 PM
Location: Frisco, TX
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IT Analyst for a Marketing Firm
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:47 PM
Location: plano
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Hauled hay
Sales clerk in family music store
Forest service summer job in Idaho wilderness area
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Labor gang in refinery near Beaumont
Reservoir engineer for Shell
Engineer, financial analyst for major oil company as well as finial reporting manager, real estate cfo, e commerce project executive etc

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Old 09-12-2015, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by j86ant View Post
Well, I've been out of school for five years now. I just recently moved here to Dallas from Nashville, TN with my young family. My degree is in Community and Public Health and people tell me all the time that I can find jobs with my degree. I have searched so hard and so long, but I have nothing to show for. I can only find jobs working as lab support but anyone without a degree can get a job as a lab support. I came close to getting a job at the Dallas health department as a disease intervention specialist but other than that... I've turned down jobs for time warner as a tech and other common jobs that don't pay well.

Look like I might try to go into IT.. that seems pretty popular on here. Maybe I can break through one day and find something worth having without feeling like a robot at work everyday. :-)

So I assume you're younger than 30, which is a good age to start a new career...yes, IT is big here...and will remain big. If you are organized and outgoing, look into getting a certification in Project Management...various levels available and with hopefully can land a contracting job to gain experience. Database administration, mobile technologies, and security are also very popular here, each has its own specialized certification but this harder to obtain, but with interested you can do it, no specialized school required, just take online courses, buy books and dedicated your time to learn then start looking entry level jobs in that field which then later open the door to better paying jobs. Good luck!
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