And if "another place to live" isn't within practical commuting distance of your job or of any employer hiring in the field for which you have trained, too bad.
I've been suggesting to my fiancee that she starts trying to diversify herself as an employee. She's a research scientist, and as a result needs to live somewhere (probably) where there is a good research school to provide jobs.
Now we're getting married and looking at the reality of staying in the area (Denver). Our current house's lease is now ending so the owners can do some much needed work and jack the rent to $3000+ (we pay $1250 now, an unheard of price in this area). We look for other places and you show up and there's 30 other couples there trying to get the same place.
Looking at all the realistic suburbs (yech) and it's much the same everywhere. At this point, I am seriously looking at purchasing some land for $200-300k and working remotely. In order to do this, she's going to need to figure out what to do for work. Maybe I can build her a remote lab or something, but the science she'd be doing would need to be more ag or geology based, and that's not what she does.
Locking yourself into a narrow career path where you will only find work in certain cities leads to this.