Opportunity, Cost of Living & Job Satisfaction: Top 25 U.S. Cities For Jobs This Year

Posted on 06-01-2015 by
Tags: change , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , law students , job seeking

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Are you currently scouring the job market? You probably have some sort of checklist of requirements you are looking for in your next job. More than likely one of those is the location of the job. In an article by Fast Company, Glassdoor released its’ results of their survey pf the top 25 cities for jobs. The rankings are based off of three criteria- hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction.

Here are what the results revealed:

1. Raleigh, NC

2. Kansas City, MO

3. Oklahoma City, OK

4. Austin, TX

5. Seattle, WA

6. Salt Lake City, UT

7. San Jose, CA

8. Louisville, KY

9. San Antonio, TX

10. Washington, D.C

11. St. Louis, MO

12. San Francisco, CA

13. Columbus, OH

14. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

15. Boston, MA

16. Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN

17. Atlanta, GA

18. Memphis, TN

19. Indianapolis, IN

20. Chicago, IL

21. Houston, TX

22. Baltimore, MD

23. Richmond, VA

24. Pittsburgh, PA

25. Nashville, TN

So what is so special about these cities?

Well they appeal to some of the wishes prospects have on their wish list such as a “stable career” and being a place where they feel they can “get ahead and own a home.“ Owning a home is key, but ultimately people are looking where they can afford to own a home along with having money for things that make them happy such as vacations.

For this reason, bigger cities will not always mean better for jobs as they tend to offer be less affordable lifestyles. This is reason why cities such as Louisville, KY and Columbus, OH are better cities despite their lack of “wow” factors.

Was your city on the list? What do you think of the items job-seekers take into account? Let us know your thoughts below.

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