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Is Boston a difficult city in which to find a white-collar job for those without a prestigious degree?

I recently received a degree from a state university in the midwest, and I'm thinking about relocating to Boston. However, my concern is this: since there are multiple prestigious schools pumping out graduates in the Boston area, I'm wondering if people like me that went to "average" schools have extra difficulty establishing careers there. Is there any validity to this concern of mine?

Asked By: AP - 10/13/2007
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Yes, there is a certain degree of validity to this concern. Employers look more highly upon those with degrees from prestigious institutions. That is why there is a distinction between missouri state university and harvard university. It's only natural... More
Answered By: Alphabet J - 10/13/2007
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It will depend on what your career area is. I work in high tech in the Boston area. Right now we see few "American" kids coming out of school looking for work, there are a lot of international kids coming out of the schools, also looking for a company to sponsor their work visa. We tend to shy away from those... More
Answered By: DoH - 10/13/2007
 
Yes. People with Master's Degrees end up working as motorcycle mechanics for $15 an hour! The competition for good jobs is unbelieveable.
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Answered By: Noname - 10/13/2007
 
They have lots of insurance companies there And why not try the mass transit system. Ex NJ person worked for mass transit. good pay not a hard job and will get one heck of pension one day
Answered By: Michael M - 10/14/2007
 
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