Fiancée is applying to medical residency, where are the best places for SWE?
Her preferred locations are Philadelphia, Iowa City, LA, Ann Arbor, Salt Lake City, and Portland (in order of residency program ranking). What are the best places for SWE?
My experience is mostly in ML, but I have some full stack experience as well, and if push comes to shove I’m open to other types of eng roles or even other (similar) jobs entirely (e.g. data science, trading, etc).
Some cursory research is pointing me to the following ranking:
1 - LA
2 - Portland
3 - Salt Lake City (but Portland is a lot better)
4/5 - Philadelphia/Ann Arbor
6 - Iowa City (best bet is probably remote I think)
I don’t really know any of these places well though so would appreciate any input!
Also, to my coworkers who can probably figure out who I am - I’m not actually planning to leave anytime soon. My fiancée just wants to know how she should rank her programs for now; I’ll follow her eventually but not immediately at the start of her residency.