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Islandcrawler45
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I have visited the VI and I love it there. My wife and I were both in the military for 6 years. She is a registered radiologist technician and I have my bachelors in Psychology. Our plan is to move in 5 yrs. All other information aside. We are both willing to go back to school to learn a different trade or job being that school would be paid for.

Our question is if we both went back to school, or a trade school.. What would be the best thing to study that would help with moving to the VI? What are the best jobs to have in the VI and would be no problem getting? We are not looking to go to school to be lawyers or doctors. Thank you in advance for your input, I am excited to see the suggestions.

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Topic starter Posted : July 15, 2017 12:45 pm
speee1dy
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have you looked into jobs that are in your field? we do have a hospital on both stt and stx.
not sure if the schools have counselors or not?? might check that out along with the hospital

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Posted : July 15, 2017 1:05 pm
Afriend
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What might seem like a "good job or trade" today might not be in high demand 5 years from now. Besides that, if you take 5 years to re-train for a new trade where you have little or no experience you'll be looking at entry level positions when you are finally ready to reenter the work force. Those entry positions won't necessarily be high paying and who knows what the market will be another 5 to 10 years down the line when you have "real" marketable experience.

Unless there are quantum leaps in the healthcare procedures which drastically change how patients are treated radiology technicians and psychologists will be still be needed so why not do as speee1dy suggests and spend the next 5 years pursuing employment opportunities in the areas where you already have experience and training. Doing so successfully will make your skills more marketable and hopefully give you a leg up on your competition 5 years from now when you are ready to make the move.

Finding employment in the USVI's isn't all that much different then finding employment anywhere. You have to a skill that is needed at the time you are seeking employment and you have to demonstrate your skills, personality, work history and and ability are better than the other applicants. Ask yourself, if you were doing the hiring for an important "well paid" position - would you want someone fresh out of "trade school" with no experience or someone with a proven track record .

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Posted : July 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Exit Zero
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The most needed in my experience:
IT professional
HVAC
newer car technician
Governor
Road project Mgr.
Financial Analyst
finish Carpenter
Driving school instructors
Big rig drivers
Home depot workers
executive assistants
crane operators

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Posted : July 16, 2017 2:39 am
rosesisland
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My neighbor, with a Psychology degree, came last year and presently works as a cook and part time tour guide. Your wife might have more opportunities at procuring employment.

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Posted : July 16, 2017 8:16 am
Scubadoo
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Governor

lol

do we actually have a drivers ed program?

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Posted : July 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Alana33
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Governor

lol

do we actually have a drivers ed program?

There are driving schools but doubt drivers ed is taught in school.

If you enjoy the field you work in, by all means, continue to look for a job in that field. If you can't find anything, there's always an opportunity to do something else. I think the important thing is to enjoy what you do and make enough money to support your chosen lifestyle while doing it.

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Posted : July 16, 2017 4:15 pm
East Ender
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For radiology jobs, check with St Thomas Radiology.

I would add (seriously) bookkeepers to Exit Zero's list.

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Posted : July 17, 2017 12:14 am
AandA2VI
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Scuba or snorkel guide! I miss my water job every freaking day!

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Posted : July 21, 2017 2:38 pm
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