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Old 06-29-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Up North
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Which careers would you say are at an advantage and disadvantage in Miami?

When I was there I was a a bartender so I don't have a grasp on a lot of other things in Miami.

An example would be in New York City a career in banking and/or finance can flourish while in Idaho a career in acting is pretty much useless.


I think bartending is not a great career unless you plan on owning a bar one day, but it is much better in Miami than most other places I've been.

I will also say that a career in k-12 teaching is probably not the best in Miami since there have been so many budget cuts and lack of public concern.

good:
bar related

bad:
k-12 teaching


your turn
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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Which careers would you say are at an advantage and disadvantage in Miami?

When I was there I was a a bartender so I don't have a grasp on a lot of other things in Miami.

An example would be in New York City a career in banking and/or finance can flourish while in Idaho a career in acting is pretty much useless.


I think bartending is not a great career unless you plan on owning a bar one day, but it is much better in Miami than most other places I've been.

I will also say that a career in k-12 teaching is probably not the best in Miami since there have been so many budget cuts and lack of public concern.

Good:
bar related

Bad:
k-12 teaching


your turn
BAD --> K-12 teaching


GOOD: --> Medicine, Nursing, Hospitality Administration, IT, and Law
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Financial advising is pretty good down here also international tax law and accounting. Lots of people from all over the world come into Miami with a lot of money and need places to put it. Law is another fairly decent field down here but obviously you need to go to law school for that. International Law, Criminal Law of course and Immigration Law are some of the big ones along with tax. Also maritime law and aviation law are bigger here than most places.

Aviation is huge down here. Logistics stuff, sea and air.

Hospitality and Medical are the two largest industries in Miami I believe.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: N26.03 W80.11
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Good--yacht engineer (always in demand)
Bad--yacht captain (a dime a dozen)
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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BAD --> K-12 teaching


GOOD: --> Medicine, Nursing, Hospitality Administration, IT, and Law
IT is good? I've heard the contrary...
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Anything related with medicine seems to be doing good down here
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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BAD --> K-12 teaching


GOOD: --> Medicine, Nursing, Hospitality Administration, IT, and Law
Agree with most of this except maybe IT. A friend of mine here is an IT professional, but is struggling to find work. Law and medicine are definitely demand areas. I would tend to stay away from anything low paying here or in pretty much any major US city due to the COL.

It's a shame the real estate bubble burst, because that's one field I'd have loved to have got involved in.

It's a plus if you know a bit of Spanish too, even if it's just enough to make small talk (shows willing).
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Miami FL
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GOOD: Hospitality, Medicine, Law, Real State (yet fluctuate) criminologist, Biologist, Oceanographer, Agriculture Engineer, Financial, Having ur own business (online business, dry cleaning, clothing, shipping, pawn, hard money lenders, buying foreclosure houses, buying auction cars fixiing and reselling them, fast food, Multi levels "MLM", all type of insurances, chiropractors, grocery stores, stock market, forex, making your own church, masseur, barman, cosmetologist, weight loss, gyms, fitness food, making "empanadas", selling fruits, flowers and others in the lights "they make 150 in 6hrs", cleaning, landscaping, modeling academies, martial arts, driver, mechanic, Aupair business, bannersbroker.com/xanderusa, and others)

BAD: engineer, industry, psychology, chemist, teacher, radiology, dental technician, marketing, architect, aviator, IT,
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Up North
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GOOD: Hospitality, Medicine, Law, Real State (yet fluctuate) criminologist, Biologist, Oceanographer, Agriculture Engineer, Financial, Having ur own business (online business, dry cleaning, clothing, shipping, pawn, hard money lenders, buying foreclosure houses, buying auction cars fixiing and reselling them, fast food, Multi levels "MLM", all type of insurances, chiropractors, grocery stores, stock market, forex, making your own church, masseur, barman, cosmetologist, weight loss, gyms, fitness food, making "empanadas", selling fruits, flowers and others in the lights "they make 150 in 6hrs", cleaning, landscaping, modeling academies, martial arts, driver, mechanic, Aupair business, bannersbroker.com/xanderusa, and others)

BAD: engineer, industry, psychology, chemist, teacher, radiology, dental technician, marketing, architect, aviator, IT,
Interesting list. What strikes me is psychology and marketing...I though those would be good in any big city. Care to elaborate.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Anything related with medicine seems to be doing good down here

Definatly this. At Broward College they train nurses and EMTs in huge groups it looks like a serious military operation!
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