So. When my time in the Marine Corps ends, no earlier than 2016, my wife and I are considering moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I have been to Texas before, but never for a job. She has family about four hours north, near Oklahoma City, and I have relatives in Forth Worth. Otherwise we might move to near Oklahoma City. These seem to be mostly 2A friendly states, and there are other things that attract us to them. Here's my question for y'all who might be familiar with either area. I've been looking online to get an idea of the job market and what types of things might be available to me in Dallas. I haven't started looking for OK yet. I am mostly interested in a job as a civilian defense contractor of some sort. It doesn't have to be terribly thrilling. I have a rather specialized skill set. Right now however the most important aspect is the pay. I don't like saying that, because I thoroughly believe in doing something I enjoy, but right now I'd like to find as good of a paying job as I can, for my family's sake. So I don't mind biting the bullet for a few years while we save up more money and maybe working towards a $0 balance on the mortgage (we don't own a house yet). Later on I can do fun stuff that I'm interested in, if I want to. So what are some suggestions for jobs? I wouldn't mind joining the police force, but that isn't very good pay from what I understand. I have looked at some airlines, because their pay isn't terrible for certain jobs, and you can fly your family all over the country (with Southwest, anyway). So that's a neat perk. Honestly though if there are decent defense contracting opportunities in Dallas/FW or Oklahoma City, I'd like to do that. Any ideas? If you actually know of some jobs and are interested in my qualifications, send me a PM. Otherwise lets hear your suggestions! Oh and for what its worth, my wife intends to be an RN by the time we're down there. She's pretty close already. But I'd still need to work!