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Old 03-27-2014, 07:29 PM
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Hi all! First time writing a post.

So here's the deal. I lived in northern NJ all my life (about 15 mins away from NYC), but I'm thinking of moving to central Florida. I won't be completely alone, my sister lives there with her husband and two kids, she lives near Orlando. I would be staying with her temporary until I'm stable enough on my own, but before I even think of moving there I want to know some info. Like first, how will it be like getting a job there with a psychology major from Rutgers. More specifically, on anything children based organizations or health related industry. How is the car insurance down there? I LOVE warm weather but hows the scenery/weather on an everyday basis? I am thinking of getting my masters in psychology in UCF as well.. but that's after I live in Florida for a year to get in-state tuition since its soo cheap! So, how are jobs there once getting a masters? How is it to meet new people down there, and about bars/lounges? I'm aware I do have a sister to ask, but she doesn't know the answers to almost all of them and I don't want to get her too excited in case it doesn't work out lol.

Thanks so much in advanced!
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:43 AM
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Orlando's economy is primarily based upon the service sector (tourism, restaurants, retail, etc) and isn't someplace I would think to move as someone with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology seeking work given the lack of overall options, not to mention UCF which has a student body of around 55K is graduating thousands of similar individuals annually into the local workforce every year (though I think most are forced to look elsewhere). The cost of living here is disproportionately high for renters with the average rent around $900 a month and an average salary of less than 30K ($29,500). Car insurance can be quite high as well for young, single drivers....even with a clean driving record thanks to a very high rate of uninsured drivers, and would plan on $2000 per year. I would stay put in NJ and go for your Master's there with in-state tuition, and then attempt the move after your education is completed and you're more marketable in the field you're trying to gain employment in, as mentioned prior applicants with solely a Bachelor's Degree are a dime a dozen.
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