Oh! I forgot, Eric!Hi Everyone,
I am a physical(physio) Therapist in Seattle WA. I am considering making a leap to SA for employment for 1 year. Does anyone in this forum have any experinecence with this.
Information about me:
I am single, no dependents.
I am used to living a fairly spartan lifestyle.
I would move for 1 year and most likely move back to the USA.
I most likely utilize public transportation/bike i.e. no car.
I would like to live in or near Cape Town if possible (see question #1 below)
Here's what I understand. With questions listed below.
1.) I will have to work for the government and placement is determined by need. This may mean a rural province but I am not sure.
Does anyone have any experiment with this sort of placement?How is security in rural areas/provinces?Any other tips and concerns
2.) I have to take a test similar to the board exam I took in the states
How diffcult is this board exam?Any tips on how to prepare?
3.) I will not get paid very much i.e. equivlent of 17,500 USD annual.
I have seen some info on cost of living, this annual salary does not seem like a lot. Is it possible to survive on this much money?Given my current lifestyle how much can I expect to pay in different regions of SA?
Thanks in advance, this seems like an exciting adventure and I am looking for gaining some more information.
The public transport is not near to that of what you have in Seattle! That has to be one thing that I really and truly miss of Seattle - the buses, trains, mono rails and even the ferries! So, in short, I would hugely suggest you get a bike, scooter or second hand car when you get here!
I am going back ro Seattle!