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Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by anemia, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. anemia

    anemia Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Which place has a better job market? Atlanta Georgia or Central New Jersey. Where would you rather live? Any info about the job market in either of these two areas would be helpful.
     
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    To do what - general surgery or a subspecialty? Never mind, you're doing Surg Onc?

    Why does it matter where I want to live? Don't you think where YOU want to live would be more important? (For what its worth, I'd prefer Atlanta.)

    I know this isn't very helpful, but frankly, what one person sees value in, the next may not. There are jobs available in most large metropolitan areas - but it depends on what you're looking for job and lifestyle wise.

    Frankly, the cost of living in NJ is exceedingly high and the salaries often don't compensate for it. You can generally make more elsewhere, but if being close to NYC is important...(I have several attendings that would love to move, but their wives will not leave the proximity to Manhattan). Not sure if there is any significant difference in malpractice between the two.
     
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    anemia Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I know it does matter what other people think but I still would like other opinions of where people are happy. I think I can earn just about the same money anywhere I know what you are saying about NJ is true. Actually, its my wife who wants to leave NJ. She would probably not have to work if we went somewhere else. Now I have to figure out where I can keep the most money ie not have to pay high taxes COL. Where is the best scope.
     
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    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    In general, as you've noted before, some of the higher salaries are in the "fly over states", ie, the mid section of the US with some of the cheaper COL as well. Atlanta isn't all that cheap either. You might tell your wife that there are more single women than men on the east coast, esp the NY/NJ/Conn area...(see chart in February 2007 Natl Geographic)...this might make her encourage you to move out west!;)

    You can use some estimates like the NY Times Salary Wizard to compare salaries in the two areas...http://salary.nytimes.com/

    and there are several COL comparisons...here is one from CNN: http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html

    Money's Best Places to live (you'll note most are in the mid-US): http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/

    The Univ of Michigan has a site with lots of links to relevant topics:http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/steccpi.html
     
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    anemia Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    thanks for the info very helpful.
     
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    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Sure...best of luck in the job search!
     

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