Should I Consider Relocation?



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Geography and Your Career Potential.

When searching for your next career move in the Legal Technology industry, it's important to remember one key component: Geography. Where you are and where you're looking can have a huge impact on the job you eventually find, and how much money you can earn. It is important to consider the upsides to where you're currently located, as well as the upside to packing your bags and relocating. Opening the geographic parameters of your job search can open many more doors of opportunity.

Look Elsewhere

If you’re noticing that the market for Legal Technology jobs in Southern Iowa or rural Maine just isn’t overflowing with opportunity, perhaps you should consider other markets. Contemplating relocation might be difficult, but it might be the solution to long-term career growth.

The largest markets for Legal Technology jobs are usually in major metropolitan cities. Here is a list of our Top 10 busiest job markets within the Legal Technology industry:

Top 10 Job Markets for Careers in Legal Technology  

(*based on the number of placements conducted by LTS)

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Washington, DC
  3. New York, NY
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Houston, TX
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Chicago, IL
  8. Minneapolis, MN
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Boston, MA

It's Not Forever

It is important to realize that relocating is not something that is "forever" if you don't want it to be. As you gain experience and recognition, you can transition to a bigger market in a bigger city. Sometimes you need to get your start in a place where you don't see yourself staying long term – remembering that it's just a stepping stone in your career.

Quality of Life

One thing to consider when you are looking at relocating is the quality of life that you will discover. Is having a family important to you, and will certain cities lend themselves well to raising one? If you have school-aged children, are the public or private school systems better in certain areas of the country? Can you see yourself living in a big city or a rural countryside? Your job is important, but so is your quality of life, so don't forget to factor that in when searching for the perfect position.

When looking for a job, the sole focus for many people is often the job itself. But don't forget that location is just as important, and could be the key to why you're not currently finding the job that you want!

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