Top 5 Cities to Start a Career: Austin Ranked #5

When looking for a place to start a career, it is common to think that the largest US cities will have the most opportunity. Cities like Los Angelos, San Francisco and New York City have shown up repeatedly on Top 100 charts for decades boasting unlimited employment opportunities. However, midsize cities are becoming a niche for recent graduates and entry-level employees looking for competitive salaried positions that offer a great work-life balance.

Even with unemployment rates at only 3.8 percent in March 2018, employers are still looking to bring on more new hires. Employers plan to hire 16.6 percent more graduates from 2019 than they did from the graduating class of 2018. This ranking takes into account 29 metrics that range from competitive starting salaries to the amount of entry-level positions available in each city.

The top five cities to start a career are:

  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. Austin, TX

Full list & Source: WalletHub

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