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Old 05-18-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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I am currently living in Philadelphia and thinking of moving to suburbs around DC (like Maryland or VA)


Could somebody please provide the information which is better Philadelphia vs DC regarding?:


- Job market in healthcare data analytics/healthcare actuarial (healthcare insurance companies, hospitals, healthcare consulting)
- Public transportation
- Russian speaking community
- Safety for a single female


Thank you!
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:25 PM
 
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1. There is plenty of jobs in DC for healthcare analytics. Probably better than philly as this is really the best city for data science jobs on the east coast, especially in healthcare. I see these jobs advertised all of the time.
2. I would say both cities have their upsides and downsides.
3. Yeah, not many eastern europeans here, so philly might be better.
4. This really depends on where you live. One cannot generalize about either city. DC has some very safe areas, and some very dangerous ones, as does Philly. The same goes for the suburbs, some very safe ones, and ones you may not want to regular. Many of the DC suburbs are very safe such as Bethesda and Arlington.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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1. There is plenty of jobs in DC for healthcare analytics. Probably better than philly as this is really the best city for data science jobs on the east coast, especially in healthcare. I see these jobs advertised all of the time.
Thanks! why is it the best for data science? I thought san francisco is the best?
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:47 PM
 
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Thanks! why is it the best for data science? I thought san francisco is the best?
Presence of NIH and FDA around DC.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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I think you will like DC if those are your criteria. The job market is much better and the public transit is much better.

Not a big Russian community (yet) but we have Donald J. Trump in the White House so that might change soon lol.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: DC
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Thanks! why is it the best for data science? I thought san francisco is the best?
Not necessarily. Taking the presence of government, finance, healthcare, nonprofits, law firms, and large medical companies (Kaiser, Aetna, etc) DC is just as good. Data science is a little bit different than software development, in that it has a far broader labor market.
Most things done in DC are ultimately data oriented, so the market has high demand for jobs. It may actually be a bigger market for it in DC. The problem is a big chunk of the market is in DOD so the precise number may not be known.
I just know that nobody I know in Data science is ever hard up on finding work.
The big reason DC is kind of a large outlay is because of government, most data science jobs use government data.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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not a fan of Philly. move to DC, you'll be happier. not sure about a Russian community here, but I'm certain there's meetup groups for that.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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not a fan of Philly. move to DC, you'll be happier. not sure about a Russian community here, but I'm certain there's meetup groups for that.
Fairly new here, but I agree with what's expressed in this post from someone who lives in Philly and visits DC often If not for cost, I think would the move would be worth it.
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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i think you will like dc if those are your criteria. The job market is much better and the public transit is much better.

Not a big russian community (yet) but we have donald j. Trump in the white house so that might change soon lol.
^^Lol. But to the OP's question, Yes. DC has all of your requirements covered.
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