I want to move to the USA. I'm a British citizen. But I'm now in a tricky situation, and I'd like anyone who'd care to give their advice, to give it.
A little background on me: I completed my undergraduate degree last year in chemistry. I obtained a 4.0 GPA and I've been offered several fully funded PhD's in my area of interest (analytical chemistry). At the moment, I work as an analytical chemist for a chemical company in Germany, simply because they pay me nearly double what I would get in the UK (I wanted to work in industry before contemplating a PhD, and besides, I needed the money!).
Late last year, I went on a holiday to Alaska, and I absolutely loved the place. I want to move there, and start a new life. I'm 22 and I figure I'd better try do it sooner rather than later, in case I meet some nice girl over here.
Unfortunately, it seems Alaska doesn't have pharmaceutical industry (who would have thought ?
), but my question is, what other kinds of work can I get as an analytical chemist in Alaska?
Additionally, I haven't looked into it yet, but do you guys think it's worth looking into getting my PhD in the states? Where would this leave me with regard to citizenship when the PhD ends?