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Old 08-24-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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I was considering relocating my family to North Carolina, I was looking at Charlotte & Raleigh. My wife is working to become a Physician, and I am in the IT field. I was reading reviews that said that the job market in NC was pretty dry. I want to make sure that wherever I move there are plenty of job opportunities so I will get paid top dollar for my skills. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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I know the IT field sucks in the Raleigh area. My father has been unemployed for two years. As a physician though, your wife will be totally fine. Heck shes better than most people in any area right now! Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You'd do best to search the many, many previous threads in this forum about employment, but make sure they are current. Bottom line, NC is ranked something like #7 in the US in Unemployment right now, though of course that is industry-specific. A doctor is needed anywhere, but tech is one industry that's dried up a lot, at least in NC, in the last couple of years. Also realize that here, what jobs there are have dozens if not hundreds of apllicants because so many people are trying to move here from elsewhere, and these don't show up in the unemployment rate which only shows NC residents.

Also, if you are lookiing to get paid "top dollar", you probably won't be interested in NC. Our general salaries are lower here because the cost of living is though of as being lower, as well.

I hear the DC/Northern Virginia area has one of the best job markets right now (tech in particular), and they are "urban" enough that you'd probably make a lot more there for a comparable job here. Might want to try the DC City-Data board.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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There are tech jobs being advertised in Raleigh right now--systems analysts, project managers, network support, etc. It's not all gloom and doom.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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It's not all doom and gloom, but the competition is far greater than probably any time in history. So even if you exceed all the qualifications and are the perfect person for the job, you may still be out of luck.

You are far ahead of the game if you can take your time looking for a job if your wife gets a job as a physician, which I wouldn't think would be too difficult to find.

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There are tech jobs being advertised in Raleigh right now--systems analysts, project managers, network support, etc. It's not all gloom and doom.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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There are tech jobs being advertised in Raleigh right now--systems analysts, project managers, network support, etc. It's not all gloom and doom.

Still a person has to get the interview and then be hired. To suggest a person move here just because there are advertised positions may be non-productive?
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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Still a person has to get the interview and then be hired. To suggest a person move here just because there are advertised positions may be non-productive?
I never suggested that someone should move here without a job. That's not wise even in the best economic times. I just pointed out that there are jobs being advertised, that's all.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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I was considering relocating my family to North Carolina, I was looking at Charlotte & Raleigh. My wife is working to become a Physician, and I am in the IT field.
You said your wife is "working to become a physician"...how close is she? The Triangle is a great hub for physicians but if she is still in medical school, she'll need to "match" for her residency.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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Thank you for your responses..My wife is just entering Medical School..
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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We are still better off than much of our state, but we've been hit harder than past years. For sure, a doctor can always find a place here; but you may have a hard time & have to make a lot less than you are accustomed to. If you can figure out a business of your own, you may find a niche if it's not already an overcrowded market. But don't come with delusions of grandeur.
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