10 Best Cities to Begin Your Career

WalletHub lists 182 from best to worst
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2019 1:10 PM CDT
10 Best Places to Launch a Career
Stock image.   (Getty Images)

Wondering where to start a long and fruitful career? Well, how about Salt Lake City. So says WalletHub in a list of cities where freshly scrubbed graduates can jump into the marketplace. And the moment appears ripe, with NACE reporting that employers are poised to hire almost 17% more new graduates in 2019 then they were the year before. The following list relies on 29 metrics including workforce diversity, average starting salary, and the number of new entry-level jobs available. The top ten:

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Pittsburgh, Penn.
  3. Atlanta, Georgia
  4. Orlando, Fla.
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Minneapolis, Minn.
  7. Seattle, Wash.
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. Boston, Mass.
  10. Denver, Colorado

See Wallethub's methodology in detail or the rest of their list. (Among lowest-paying jobs, the worst isn't in fast food.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.