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Old 07-24-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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In Houston, the energy field is booming, but if you don't work in the energy industry, you'll have a hard time finding a job in Houston.

I have a degre in a 'soft' field (not science or business) and 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing. No energy experience at all.

Give me the real scoop -- because I'm ready to pack it in here in my job-deficient Northeast hometown.

Thanks much.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Austin & Houston, TX
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Plenty of jobs available here in Houston.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I've never worked in the energy industry. Ever. Nor have most of my friends.
Just high-tech and medicine. Plenty of that here too.
Energy is just 50% or maybe less of the local economy now.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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well, you can probably join the houston cheerleaders in here

well seriously PR/Marketing => Realtor. thats good money i heard
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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Energy Companies need Marketers/PR people too I assume.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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In Houston, the energy field is booming, but if you don't work in the energy industry, you'll have a hard time finding a job in Houston.

I have a degre in a 'soft' field (not science or business) and 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing. No energy experience at all.

Give me the real scoop -- because I'm ready to pack it in here in my job-deficient Northeast hometown.

Thanks much.

Been in media and advertising all my life. STAY NORTH! Houston is a dead spot for our trade. The jobs that everyone talks about are on the line, in the field, in science, engineering or medicine. Energy, oil, gas, and chemicals rule here.

My wife accepted a job in medicine with the UT system but I have been floundering to try and find something remotely transferable.

Most PR, marketing, advertising jobs are entry level. There is a lot of event work here disguised as legitimate professional work.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Been in media and advertising all my life. STAY NORTH! Houston is a dead spot for our trade. The jobs that everyone talks about are on the line, in the field, in science, engineering or medicine. Energy, oil, gas, and chemicals rule here.

My wife accepted a job in medicine with the UT system but I have been floundering to try and find something remotely transferable.

Most PR, marketing, advertising jobs are entry level. There is a lot of event work here disguised as legitimate professional work.
Science, engineering and medicine is one of the most booming industries in Houston. So I have no idea what you are talking about regarding that. Both are growing rapidly and one could take a look at Texas Medical Center to see that.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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^^^^ Did you misunderstand the poster you quoted ? Because he said the same thing you did. That there are jobs in science, engineering and medicine. He said his wife who is in medicine found a job easily but he is not in any of those industries and has found it difficult.

What exactly in his post did you take issue with?
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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I buddy of mine just got an awesome job with some marketing firm in downtown Houston. I have no idea how that correlates with the industry as a whole, but he was able to do it.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: I-35
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I got a job in Missouri City not bad for a guy fresh out of college non oil related or energy either. Work for yourself, I see plenty of people working for themselves real estate, entertainment, Business, Tax services, health and beauty. Its 5 million people here so money is being made you have to know what areas to go.
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