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Old 08-20-2013, 12:33 AM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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Hey everyone, new to the forums and wasn't sure to post in general California or here. I'm currently in EMT-Basic training and would like to take it all the way to Paramedic + certificates as well as work as a per diem ER Tech. By the time I'm done all the necessary trainings, experience gaining and money saving, I reckon to guess that I'll be 31-32. I abhor the thought of marriage and children so like my uncles, I'm bachelor for life and will only have to worry about supporting myself. I lived in San Francisco as a student a few years back and would love to return(I'm not dead-set on SF, Bay Area will do). So, where is a good spot in the Bay for a single male in his early 30s to settle?
What makes you think you can get a job here?

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Small town boys with outdoor interests like yours would do best in Santa Cruz or Marin County (Fairfax, Mill Valley, anywhere around Mt. Tamalpais.) There are trails that descend to the ocean after you climb the mountain, amid redwood groves, and on the west end of Mill Valley, trails in a huge park bordering the Golden Gate. You'll think you've died and gone to heaven! The only catch is that the COL is a little higher in Marin, but the pay for your type of work may be, as well.
Interestingly nice post, I wouldn't have thought to suggest either.

Santa Cruz in particular has a different vibe than San Jose and it all "feels" smaller.

I'd recommend SC if the OP can get work there.

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I read the whole thread and see no discussion of what the OP's budget is. That seems pretty relevant to me. Of course I lived in Chicago in a pretty crappy apartment, so I am sure there are plenty of places in SF for someone on a limited budget.
AFAIK (showing my age with that acronym) most "cheap" apartments in SF are had with housemates or roommates; that's generally the only way as studios and 1-bedroom apartments command a pretty high price.

This can quickly come down to whether (1) you know someone who lives in the city who (2) has a room to rent and (3) wants to rent it to you. This arrangement can and does happen, just not nearly enough to meet the demand for affordable housing for single/young people in SF.

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People can and do get lucky in finding a place, esp with friends.

Others will have to search with patience and perseverance to find an opening. Then they'll have to make some compromises. Then.. they've got a place.

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:18 AM
 
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By that time I'm pretty sure I'll have all of the qualifications, experience and certificates I need to have a pretty decent résumé on hand. And I reckon to guess unless people learn the secret to immortality, pre-hospital medicine is something that will always be needed in the world. That's why I'm confident that I'll be able to find a job in the Bay(or anywhere for that matter).
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:50 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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By that time I'm pretty sure I'll have all of the qualifications, experience and certificates I need to have a pretty decent résumé on hand. And I reckon to guess unless people learn the secret to immortality, pre-hospital medicine is something that will always be needed in the world. That's why I'm confident that I'll be able to find a job in the Bay(or anywhere for that matter).
I think you're really onto something. Good luck with your education. I hope your specialty pays decently--it should. People's lives will be in your hands.
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