Social worker wants to move back to Berkeley - how much income do I need?
So, I lived in Berkeley about 15 years ago. It is hard to believe it has been so long. I left because I was a new graduate level social worker, wanted to adopt a child as a single parent, and couldn't afford to do it there. Fast forward to now, I have lots of experience and am more marketable, have 2 children, live in Oregon, and really want to come back. I know housing is extremely expensive to put it mildly. However, I want to return so badly. My kids are 10 and 13 and next school year would be heading to middle school and high school.
Here are my questions.I am an LCSW in Oregon, and have an MSW. Not sure if my licensure would transfer. I am thinking for a decent paying job I should be looking at community colleges and hospitals. Any other ideas? How much do you think I would need to earn to pay for decent housing? Where should I consider living so the kids would be able to attend decent schools.
Sorry if I seem naive. I know things are very expensive there, but I want to see if I can make something work out.
Thank you so much! Robyn