Many young, college-educated people look to the major cities to start their careers—New York, Boston, San Francisco, even Seattle and Miami, hoping to score an awesome job and live the big city life.
But a recent Forbes study shows that these may not be the optimal places to look when you’re searching. The publication’s research spanned 100 metro areas, taking into consideration average salary for professionals ages 24 to 34, businesses per capita, cost of living, and then some—all in order to figure out the ideal cities for young job seekers.
And the results are kinda surprising—turns out that you don’t have to (and maybe shouldn’t) move to the popular cities to kickstart an awesome career.
Intrguied? We thought you might be! So we rounded up job listings in all the cities mentioned above. There’s no harm in looking and just seeing what’s out there. Who knows? It could be your dream job.
- Open positions in Salt Lake City
- Open positions in Madison
- Open positions in Omaha
- Open positions in Raleigh
- Open positions in Des Moines
TopicsJob Search , Videos , Finding a Job , Career Videos , Job Search Videos , Getting Started , Cities
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author