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Old 02-26-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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I want everyone opion... I am 29 years African american want to relocated from NJ to either Charlottesville,Richmond,Norfolk,Roanoke VA... I dont know which one is the best choice for me right now.
1)I want to move somewhere that has good nursing school
2) good job (scientist...biotech...laboratory) because my fiance is moving with me he is a biomedical technologist
3) not too expensive ... good environment...not too ghetto
4)nice and safe neighborhood.. not too expensive
basically i want to move somewhere were both of us will be able to find jobs.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Well VCU in Richmond has a good nursing school and just adjacent to it is a biotechnology research park. How much is going on there and who may be hiring I couldn't tell you however. We'd need more details as to what you consider "not too expensive" to offer suggestions regarding housing.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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I'd say Richmond too. The others are small and jobs hard to find with much competition plus longtime locals seem to be given priority.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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Which location did you receive a job offer from?
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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I was going to say Richmond too, mainly due to better job outlook in the bio med tech field.
However, if school is your priority, then I would say Charlottesville, just because UVAs nursing program is rated much higher than VCU's (not that VCU's program isn't a really good one).
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Don't be too sure about Richmonds' job picture. With all of the state budget cuts and bank fiascos it may lose that advantage really soon. Pretty scary times for job hunters!
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Default Roanoke medical jobs

Apparently medical jobs are growing in Roanoke. They recently opened VTC, Virginia Tech Carilon School of Medicine. Working to become the Mayo Clinic of the mid-atlantic. You might want to research Roanoke a bit more. Plus the cost of living is WAY less than Richmond and Roanoke is really nice.
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