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Old 11-25-2018, 08:28 PM
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Hello all. I'm married with kids and feeling like I've stuck my children in a not-so-great part of the country. I'm an IT manager that manages a team of systems administrators and my wife works in HR. Making the move seems so daunting and I'm finding that most hirers do not want to deal with out of staters for higher level positions that pay decent.

I also find that a lot of places that have good tech is focused primarily on programming and that's where most of the good jobs. I see good jobs in Dallas and recruiters representing companies in random podunk towns. Not sure if Dallas is the best place or if that just happens to be where I'm getting the most interest right now.

Looking for something that pays $100k+ a year AND where I would be able to afford housing for my family with good schools. My housing budget would be around $250k I think.

What are the best metros for people to make money in IT?
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:36 AM
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For the 250K price range I would recommend the Charlotte NC area. Check out the north side around Mooresville/Huntersville and the SC suburbs around Rock Hill/Clover.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:50 AM
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Albany NY is the Tech Valley area of NY State and the area has an annual average pay that is higher than many bigger areas. You can look into suburbs like Colonie(North and South school districts), Guilderland, Bethlehem, East Greenbush, Niskayuna, Scotia and Clifton Park(Shenendehowa SD), among others in the area in terms of communities/school districts.


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Old 11-26-2018, 01:51 PM
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Dallas is winning in every major field right now including IT. tons of suburbs to pick from but the cost of living is racing upwards.

I'd consider Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte as well.
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