For young people who are just entering the workforce, one of the biggest decisions is choosing a city to relocate to. While major cities like New York and Los Angeles were once seen as the main hubs for young professionals, there are many cities in the U.S. that offer a lot of the same opportunities. Here are just a few of the best cities for young professionals.
Seattle has long been known as being one of the biggest music cities in the country, but did you know that it is also one of the most career-oriented cities? Seattle is full of opportunities for young people looking to get into the workforce, as the city has several large corporations based in the city. Starbucks, Nordstrom and Microsoft all have headquarters in Seattle, making it a popular city among career-driven millennials.
Last year, Forbes named Austin one of the best cities for young professionals based on a number of statistics, including salary, unemployment rate, and projected annual job growth. The job market in Austin is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, and a majority of Austin-based companies are millennial-friendly. Austin real estate is also relatively cheaper than in cities such as New York or Los Angeles, making it a good option for people on a budget.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is an extremely popular city among the millennial set, and for good reason. Just take a quick glance at San Francisco job postings and you’ll notice several cool opportunities, many of which are in creative fields. Marketing and Advertising are popular career fields in San Francisco, as well as creative fields like Journalism and Graphic Design.
There are many reasons to move to the South (warm weather, friendly people, etc), and Atlanta in particular continues to be one of the most popular southern cities for young professionals. Careers in tech fields are some of the most popular in Atlanta, including Software Developing, Computer Programming, and Electronic Engineering.
Emelie Hyde has been a Project Strategist since 2009 and also involved in the launching of startups and tech companies in New York for over 5 years. She has keen interest in writing her own experiences about business plans and upcoming business supporting technologies. She loves public speaking.