According to Bankrate.com, Here are the Top 10 Cities for Millennials To Launch Their Careers:
- New York City, NY
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Washington, D.C.
- San Jose, CA
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Seattle, WA
- Dallas, TX
- Philadelphia, PA
When looking for that first post-college job, it seems that the coasts offer the best opportunities for advancement. Interestingly enough, Bankrate.com found that the top cities for career development, pay potential and quality of life are all concentrated on the East and West coasts.
Recent graduates should focus on landing a job in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, or Washington, D.C. according to Bankrate.com’s annual ranking of top cities for launching a career. The website analyzed and ranked 100 major U.S. cities based on five factors young people should consider, including job prospects, pay potential, quality of life, social opportunities and career advancement.
New York City, the city where someone is always looking for something, topped the list for 2016. While the city has one of the most competitive job markets in the country, the rewards outweigh the risk, as the city scored the highest for career advancement potential.
Washington, D.C. earned its high spot on the list because of the many career prospects offered in government, business, science, and art sectors.
It is inevitable that young grads will be faced with major competition for available jobs in these top cities; however, the opportunities for growth and quality of life far exceed what is offered in less competitive job markets.
California cities in the top five, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, all scored high marks on their quality of life and income opportunities. It is interesting that the coasts dominated the Best Cities for Starting Your Career list but with big opportunities, high quality of life and career advancement it definitely makes sense why millennials are flocking to these areas.
Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S workforce as of 2015. Millennials offer unique skills such as fresh ideas, adaptability and tech-savvy quality traits – which businesses need in order to innovate and remain competitive. Millennials reinvent what it means to be successful in a rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
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