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Old 04-03-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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First of all, marine biology as a field is suffering. A friend of mine is a marine biologist and has worked in Florida, Australia, New Zealand, and Scotland - loved them all, but there wasn't enough work to stay in any of them. She's now working for a biotech company.

She did an MS in Florida and that's how she was able to get into the US. Getting a job in the US from the UK isn't impossible, but the F-1/OPT/H-1B route is an easier way to go.

It sounds like you're not even considering a postgrad degree: do you have any idea how many jobs there are out there for marine biologists that only require a BSc? I seriously recommend you look into a postgrad degree in the US, which would put you in poverty for a number of years but it WOULD get you into the US.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Well, I live in Chicago and used to live in San Diego. They are both good places, but for different reasons.

Chicago has vibrant city life that San Diego lacks (although downtown San Diego is pretty good). On the other hand San Diego has pleasant climate year round and I'm sure being by the ocean is appealing to someone with your background. Chicago is a bit cheaper and you don't need a car to live here either.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Well, I live in Chicago and used to live in San Diego. They are both good places, but for different reasons.

Chicago has vibrant city life that San Diego lacks (although downtown San Diego is pretty good). On the other hand San Diego has pleasant climate year round and I'm sure being by the ocean is appealing to someone with your background. Chicago is a bit cheaper and you don't need a car to live here either.
Chicago is way cheaper and has a lot more things to do. San Deigo is mainly for tourists, and it's a great city, I automatally loved it when I visited but Chicago is on a whole different level.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:59 AM
 
Location: From the Shanghai Metro Region in China to the New York TriState Region in USA.
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Chicago and New York, because it is more fun and less boring and not so expensive in living, !
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Chicago and New York, because it is more fun and less boring and not so expensive in living, !
Haha NYC can be very expensive though, like even if you avoid living in the expensive areas the lifestyle will catch up to your savings account.
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