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Is California the best state to be in to have a good job in technology or are there other states as well.

I don't know if I want to live in California when I am older. #technology #degree

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Frank’s Answer

I would say maybe not depending on what you want to do. Surely Silicon Valley is in CA, but what do you want to do? There are medical device manufacturers all over the world who are developing cutting edge technologies; some really cool stuff is coming out of the US, EU and Middle East.


When you talk about working in technology, you are talking about writing a book. There are billions of books, and different types. You need to narrow that down a bit.


Look up how to do a force field analysis. Use that to help you visually see your interests. Oh, and save that tool to your "tool box". It will likely come in handy later as it is great to help see what force has the most effect on a given phenomena.

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Keith’s Answer

Great answer, Frank. I will follow-up in generality and say there are options outside of CA, specifically TX and VA (technology corridor). There is also a lot of simulation work being done in Orlando, FL. Once you determine what type of technology you are interested in, you can then research where those companies are.

There is also the opportunity for you to learn your skills in Silicon Valley and, later in your career, transition that expertise into a job in another state.
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Jacquelyn’s Answer

Kelly,
Hi. It is true California has a lot of technology jobs due to Silcon Valley, but there are lots of other areas that have technology corriders. Boston has a technology area around MIT as well.

Don't limit yourself geographically, you have plenty of time to make decisions.
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Viswadhara’s Answer

Technology is all pervasive. You do not have to live in CA to do great things. It is however important to keep your options open. If you have an inkling of what you would like to work on, you can search for job descriptions in Monster.com and see what states are coming up. Also, the world is your oyster :) You do not have to be in the USA to work in technology. I moved from India to US and then I moved from Boston to NJ instead of moving to CA.
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