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Old 03-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #126
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I don't know what the immigration laws are like for Singapore, but regarding SoCal, you're not going to be able to move down to the states for work without a professional degree (see this list: TN status - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Just want to clear up possible miscommuncation. You do need to be applying for one of the listed titles. For example, they'll accept you if your contract says "Computer Systems Analyst", but will turn you away if it says "Computer Programmer".

I have a BCIT diploma, and I worked in the states for a few years on a TN. So you don't NEED a professional degree..
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Just want to clear up possible miscommuncation. You do need to be applying for one of the listed titles. For example, they'll accept you if your contract says "Computer Systems Analyst", but will turn you away if it says "Computer Programmer".

I have a BCIT diploma, and I worked in the states for a few years on a TN. So you don't NEED a professional degree..
Sorry I stand corrected. Some of the listed titles do allow for diplomas. I'll edit my post.
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Just want to clear up possible miscommuncation. You do need to be applying for one of the listed titles. For example, they'll accept you if your contract says "Computer Systems Analyst", but will turn you away if it says "Computer Programmer".

I have a BCIT diploma, and I worked in the states for a few years on a TN. So you don't NEED a professional degree..
Yeah I'm aware, kinda why im leaning towards sticking with nursing,
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Structural engineering, mining engineering, petroleum engineering.. there's plenty of money there =p

Electrical was a mistake but what can I do though, I happen to love it.
Exactly what DO you do with those jobs?
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Structural engineering, mining engineering, petroleum engineering.. there's plenty of money there =p

Electrical was a mistake but what can I do though, I happen to love it.
you got suckered too eh? everyone always told me electrical was the best because it was the hardest...i shoulda asked who makes the most not which is the hardest hah
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Exactly what DO you do with those jobs?
I can tell you exactly what you do with any job.

You can look through Monster.com, Workopolis.com, or Indeed.com, and just type in [occupation] (say, "registered nurse") and click on a job posting, and look at the listed responsibilities and desired experience. Looking through job postings is IMO the single best way to get an idea of what you actually DO on a job, far better than reading Wikipedia or going by hearsay. As for what it's LIKE to work in a field, it's probably best to ask someone who's doing it.

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you got suckered too eh? everyone always told me electrical was the best because it was the hardest...i shoulda asked who makes the most not which is the hardest hah
Haha to be honest I chose it because I'm passionate about it. I'm specialized into digital electronics design and it is a hell of a lot of fun. As long as I'm making enough to live I'll always be happy doing it.
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we bought our house 4 year ago,

our bi-weekly payments are 1050, so 2100 monthly.

480$ of that is interest, so we pretty much saving 1620 dollars everymonth in equity.

this is much preferable to renting IMO,

but we also do pay 300 a month in property tax, and just got a bill for 750 for water and garbage... so the extra bills definitly add up, but its still better than renting and paying someone elses mortage.

it also helps that I can fix everything myself including appliances, furnaces, cars, plumbing and what have you,

dont pay anyone to do anything for you, and save all that money for yourself.

any trade is something anyone can learn, so learn it for yourself
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You mad that if you get out of school when you are 18 and move to Alberta you will be making $160k a year as a pipefitter in 3 years.

Or if you save up your money and put in your time you could be making $100 hr as a welder by the time you are 22.
Slightly more complicated than that.... Let me guess, youre a first year dragging leads and collecting boltup packages?
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we bought our house 4 year ago,

our bi-weekly payments are 1050, so 2100 monthly.

480$ of that is interest, so we pretty much saving 1620 dollars everymonth in equity.

this is much preferable to renting IMO,

but we also do pay 300 a month in property tax, and just got a bill for 750 for water and garbage... so the extra bills definitly add up, but its still better than renting and paying someone elses mortage.
Pretty much in the same boat. Bought our first place back in 2003 when the market was still low. Then upgraded to a bigger place after the market took off and hopefully will be mortgage free in less than 3 years.
At this point, each month less than $200 is going to interest.

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Exactly what DO you do with those jobs?
You don't get paid more because of what you do. It's what you know and your liability.

@RR: To be more clear, I work for an electrical engineering firm, and I also work right under our structural engineering (best of both worlds to me).
The main thing behind a structural engineer is his knowledge. To beable to build something, and stand behind your product and say it will last a lifetime with no flaws and it won't fall down, and you have to charge alot for that.

In his now 50+ years of work epxerience, he's never had a single structure fail on him. Or be it any piece of the structural (be it joists, beams, anything). Thus the reason why he makes so much and why he is still in such demand at the age of 73.

Edit: I don't have personal experience for a mining engineers salary neither petroleum. But I can say 1 thing: Both mining and petroleum are HUGE projects, you don't get a small job from either of those. Both are multi-million dollar projects where an engineer can charge alot of money for his services because it's needed to have everything squared away.
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Haha to be honest I chose it because I'm passionate about it. I'm specialized into digital electronics design and it is a hell of a lot of fun. As long as I'm making enough to live I'll always be happy doing it.
i did the same but the prospects in vancouver
glad to hear you're able to do what you love in the tech industry. a bunch of my friends (me included) jumped industries when the wave of lay offs hit the industry a few years back
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