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Econometer: Should new grads stay in San Diego?

Phillip Molnar, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Friday, September 2, 2016

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Thousands of students said farewell to San Diego State University Friday, with three separate graduation ceremonies filing through Viejas Arena.

Kelly Cunningham, National University System

 

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Answer: It depends

Largely depends upon degree and field of work. San Diego offers tremendous opportunities for in-demand and well-compensated professional and technical services in biomed/biotech, computer, electronics, software, and engineering. Less skilled categories may find job prospects more daunting and better pay elsewhere considering San Diego’s notoriously high cost of living. Jobs and compensation in finance and insurance may particularly encounter rough waters to overcome. San Diego is still a haven for entrepreneurial activity despite finance challenges.