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Country Bound!

Country Bound! by Marilyn and Tom Ross, available for $22.95 postpaid from Communication Creativity, P.O. Box 1500, Buena Vista, CA 91211, (800) 331-8355.

This is basically a book advising those who are currently employed by a company in the city how to find employment with another company in a rural area. It was not written as a book on how someone already in a rural area can find employment.

It does offer some interesting ideas though. For example, preparing for a job in advance, One would be in the nursing field, since a certified nurse can find employment almost anywhere at well above average wages. Thus, it may pay to have a spouse quit a job to study nursing, with the thought the spouse will be the primary wage earner for at least a time once the move to the country is made. Your current career (e.g., engineer) may qualify you to teach high school science or math by taking education courses on nights or weekends.

The book correctly points out the wage scale in a rural area can be drastically lower than in a large city. A mid-level secretary in a large corporation may earn more than the county executive of a rural county. In addition, many of the better paying county positions are elected offices.

The book provides extensive reference material and further sources.

(Other sources on employment opportunities are Income Opportunities Magazine, P.O. Box 5526, Boulder, CO 80322, $17.89 for 12 issues, sample issue $2.50 and Money Making Opportunities Magazine, 11071 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 1604, $16 for 10 issues, sample on request. The first contains some articles while the latter is mostly franchising ads.)
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Author:Scharabok, Ken
Publication:Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jul 1, 1993
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