*LIST* The Best (And Worst) Cities To Start A Career

There will be a whole new class of college graduates entering the job market in the coming weeks, and they’ll have a big decision to make when it comes to their career. While some will just move back home and look for a job, others will move to places where it may be easier to start their career, and now a new report reveals where those places are.

  • WalletHub has come out with a list of the Best Places to Start a Career.
  • The site looked at more than 180 cities in the United States, judging them 27 key factors in areas of Professional Opportunities and Quality of Life.
  • Factors include things like the amount of entry level jobs, average starting salary and workforce, as well as commute time, average population between 25 and 34, fun-friendliness and more.
  • Topping the list this year is Salt Lake City, Utah, with a score of 65.12 out of 100, landing in at four for Professional Opportunities and fifth for Quality of Life.
  • Miami, Florida, seventh overall, is tops for Professional Opportunities, while Madison, Wisconsin is tops for Quality of Life. 

Top Ten Best Cities To Start A Career

  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Boise, ID
  7. Miami, FL
  8. Tampa, FL
  9. Portland, FL
  10. Columbia, SC 
  • On the flipside, North Las Vegas, Nevada comes in dead last with a score of 32.90, and ranking in the bottom ten for both Professional Opportunities and Quality of Life. 

Ten Worst Cities To Start A Career

  1. North Las Vegas, NV
  2. Shreveport, LA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Santa Clarita, CA
  5. Casper, WY
  6. Newark, NJ
  7. Pembroke Pines, FL
  8. Long Beach, CA
  9. Anchorage, AK
  10. Juno, AK

Click here to see where your city falls on the list

Source: WalletHub

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