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Unfortunately our west coast branch is in California :(

So how are you coming with your decision? Where will you be this fall?

Just thought of something: can always move west and open up a private practice. I will be working the network out there for sure.

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Where should I go next fall? / where to find starting salary stuff?
« on: May 27, 2006, 11:25:24 AM »
anyone know of a reliable place to find stats about first year starting salaries without having to subscribe to the site? Not a debate on their value, I recognize they are averages and sometimes self reported, etc, but would like to see them.

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All very good insights. I would transfer to L & C before I transferred to Case... I spoke to an attorney that attends my church and he said Case's education is very esoteric, whereas CM grads hit the ground running. perhaps it wont make a difference in salary, but I know in sanity it might, though I do know it's better reputation. My employer wouldn't pay for Case because they have no night school. They would if they did. I will take seriously what you said about the Oregon/Washington move... after a free year at CM I might be inclined to look for a job out west and go PT to Lewis & Clark. I don't know how easy I will find working & going PT but I worked and went full time through undergrad, so I suspect I will at least be a little prepared by past experience. I am the kind of person that has to be busy all the time so it will probably be nice in a twisted way.

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THat's got merit too. And I guess the answer is that I am not in a huge rush. I can wait. And I can visit.

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yes, hot is a good thing. Unless it is a stove that you just touched.

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Thank you so much :) Man, this board is way better than paying for a shrink :)

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I like them. But then I like all glasses. I think they are hot.

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Oh I am TOTALLY with you. My last job was as a financial planner's assistant :) One of the other huge benefits is that I become vested in our retirement plan and I can keep sacking away large sums into my IRA--I intend to max it out every year, especially because early money is the fattest when you get out.

PHEW. Plus now I can get a posh apartment and a cool laptop.

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Thank you guys SO much for your help. I am going to do the C-M thing part time for now... even if it turns out I need to leave my job & go full time, I will have saved a semesters tuition and recieved at least $9000 in income over that semester I wouldn't have otherwise. And you guys are right, the salarys out of CM are higher, I can always transfer, I can always move out west after I graduate, and I have a huge safety net here as well. I will be able to live comfortably and not have to graduate in huge debt.

AGH I love you all. Every one of you.

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If I stay in Ohio and go to school part time at Cleveland Marshall, my work will pay for school and all my books. Additionally I get a big xmas bonus, a raise, and I will then start vesting in my retirement program. Net Value including wages: approximately $+52000

If I move out to Oregon and go to school full time at Lewis & Clark I have to pay all living expenses and tuition with big fat student loans (about half of which are private loans and have higher interest rates. The school is ranked higher, and someday I'd like to live out there. Net Value approximately $-42000

There is a difference of about $94000 in net value.

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