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Old 11-03-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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I did ask my IT professor who moved alot. And he mentioned and advised me against Atlanta "He visited it last year". And he recommended Raleigh instead as it's close to PA so I can drive my car(I left my car there for a friend) easier than to Atlanta and he said it's cheaper, cleaner and safer. He mentioned that tech jobs are plentiful in Raleigh too. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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I did ask my IT professor who moved alot. And he mentioned and advised me against Atlanta "He visited it last year". And he recommended Raleigh instead as it's close to PA so I can drive my car(I left my car there for a friend) easier than to Atlanta and he said it's cheaper, cleaner and safer. He mentioned that tech jobs are plentiful in Raleigh too. Any thoughts?
Yes, the Raleigh-Durham "Research Triangle" area of North Carolina would also be a really good place for someone like you to look for tech job opportunities.

There's a huge business park there called "Research Triangle Park" (RTP) where there are lots of IT/Tech jobs. IBM also has had extensive operations in past decades there in RTP which is located near Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) off of Interstate 40 between the cities of Raleigh and Durham.

The "Triangle" (which also includes the popular college town of Chapel Hill, as well as fast-growing suburban cities like Cary and Apex) is a fast-growing metro area/region that is anchored by 3 major research universities in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Duke University in Durham (Duke), and North Carolina State University (NC State) in Raleigh.

The "Triangle" a great area that traditionally has grown because of the three major research universities that bring in lots of newcomers from out-of-state in a state in North Carolina that enjoys some economic benefits from having a somewhat relatively centralized location on the Eastern Seaboard between the established population centers of the Northeastern U.S. and the up-and-coming population centers of the Southeastern U.S.

The "Triangle" also has a smaller population (only about 2.5 million residents there, compared to about 6.6 million residents in the Atlanta region) and a relatively lesser amount of traffic when compared to Atlanta.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:16 AM
 
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Moderator Note: Moved to General US from Atlanta due to expansion of cities in topic.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:29 AM
 
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For IT jobs, either location would be a good choice. Which one, if either, you would prefer is subjective so cannot help there. I do not like Atlanta, but that's my personal opinion and you may love it.

Here's another idea, go to www.indeed.com and put in a common search term for each city (e.g, CCNA in Atlanta) and note the number of openings and the relative salary on left. This will give you a ballpark idea of the number of openings and approximate salary for each city. Keep in mind the competition for these jobs too. If there are 200 openings in a metro of 6 million vs. 200 openings in a metro of 1 million, then obviously metro number two is a better option (more openings per capita).

Whichever city you choose, Good Luck!
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