Step one: figure out where to open your practice. First of all, I'm single, have no children, and am not tied down to any particular area. Most people told me that I should practice wherever I want to live. Of course, it's not that simple. Generally, more people want to live in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York than Boise, Omaha, or Anchorage. I'm no exception. As such, the competition, cost of living, and compensation is more challenging in these "desirable" areas. Yet, you still shouldn't completely close your doors on these areas. It's still worth looking into the feasibility of these "saturated" markets.
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