You move to a new state, get a new job, and thanks to banks gobbling each other up like candy, you don’t have to open a new bank account. But be careful when setting up your direct deposit.
Most banks want you to use the routing number for the bank in the state the account was opened in. A few, like Washington Mutual, have you use the routing number for the account in the new state.
Ask first, before your paycheck goes into limbo land.
(Special thanks to Fearless Wonderchick!)