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Old 08-09-2006, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Hey, I am looking to move to Utah but I won't have any University degree and I have heard you cannot get a good high paying job with just your standard USA qualifications?? I'm from New Zealand and the education standards may be different and mean alot different. Have I heard right or is it a load of crap?? Also has anyone out there came into the USA from a country who drives on the left-hand side of the road and have got any state license within a month of them residing there?

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Old 08-09-2006, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I would say that getting a decent paying job without a degree anywhere in the US is almost unheard of anymore. Unless you have a skill like a machinist or something you'll want some education.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I guess you could try being a Real Estate agent. Most of the people I know in the Pharma industry are doing very well, but you need a Bachelors Deg.
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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What about aviation jobs? I've seen that there are baggage handles and Ramp agents that can pay $20 per hour, is that an average rate?

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Old 08-10-2006, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Oh yeah that reminds me....I wonder if the TSA is looking for people to help out at the airport.
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:50 PM
 
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I think they probably always are. The pay is $13 or so an hour and I think you have to be a U.S. citizen
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:45 PM
 
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Different companies have different requirements for production operators, but working in a semiconductor fab (computer chip factory) can pay quite well. And you don't get dirty working in a clean room. Most have compressed work weeks: 12 hour shifts, four days one week, three days the next. IM Flash in Lehi is ramping up: www.imftech.com.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:38 AM
 
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Default Some tips...

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Originally Posted by mattyj46 View Post
Hey, I am looking to move to Utah but I won't have any University degree and I have heard you cannot get a good high paying job with just your standard USA qualifications?? I'm from New Zealand and the education standards may be different and mean alot different. Have I heard right or is it a load of crap?? Also has anyone out there came into the USA from a country who drives on the left-hand side of the road and have got any state license within a month of them residing there?

Cheers
It really depends on what you are willing to do, what kind of work you are looking for. I heard Chuck-A-Rama is a good resteraunt to work at, I knew people who did. Although somehow the state of Utah gets away with paying 2 dollars and 13 cents an hour to resteraunt servers as a base pay (which is ridiculous), you can make 60-85 dollars on weekdays, and weekends 80- 125 dollars in a night.... CASH. It was a good job that got my friends through school. Better than other resteraunts, because you keep all the tips, you don't have to share with busers.
I would definitely recommend going for a degree while you are there. A lot of people start out at U.V.S.C. in Orem, but if you choose BYU, they wont charge you non residency fees. Never was a fan of the Y though.
You can try the Utah State Developmental Center, as well. It's in American Fork, Utah. Although the pay starts at 10 dollars per hour, they offer AMAZING health and dental beneifits, which you only pay 5 dollars a pay check or so, for.
There is always construction, which pays anywhere from 10 dollars- 18 dollars per hour, but it probably isnt ideal working outside in the feezing cold during the winter.
As far as a drivers license coming from New Zealand.... just go to the dvm, its not hard to switch from driving on the opposite side of the road, takes about 24 hours to get used to the switch. I know because I live in England, and had to get used to driving here. Good luck.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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In your profile it states you are a student so I take it your might be young enough to get a job and maybe go to night school for some kind of accountant classes or whatever you like. Whether you have a degree or not, if you do not have experience in whatever your job is, you are going to start at the bottom.
A Plumber's Local union or Electricians Union or similar will allow you to earn a decent wage starting out and get benefits like insurance immediatly while they pay for your education in that field (usually a 5 year program).
As far as a driver's license. It does not matter what side of the road you use to drive on, I think if you go down the the Driver's license office and take a written test and they may require you to take a driver's test but they may not, either way you can do this easily and they give you a manuel to study and it definitely will not take anywhere close to a month.
Hope this helps
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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any cctv or door access installation jobs in slc? i run a department that handles all this for a larege casino (4000 cameras!) in milwaukee and my wife's job is relocating us to slc late this summer.

any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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