- Posted May 1, 2014 by
Best places to live for college graduates
Now that you’ve paid your dues, made it through school and finally got your degree, the question remains: Where do I go now? CNBC recently ranked the 10 best cities to be in if you are a college graduate.
These places have low unemployment, many jobs available to young professionals and higher than average median income for college graduates. The top 10 are spread throughout the nation, so you won’t have to move too far from home to find great opportunities.
The top cities on the list include Washington, D.C.; Seattle, Washington and Minneapolis, Minnesota. With many jobs in high demand fields such as government, science, health care and the arts, these are great cities to get your career started in.
Technology-focused jobs are plentiful in the next two cities on the list: San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas. Silicon Valley is home to the world’s biggest tech companies, such as Google and Twitter, and Austin is home to Dell and IBM. San Francisco has a high cost of living to consider, however, where Austin has one of the lowest costs of living.
And no matter where you choose to go, finding a place that has jobs in your field of study should be a top priority. It is also important to keep in mind the cost of living in relation to the average salary in that area. Knowing that will give you a better idea of how much money you should have saved up, and where you need to budget your money.
Take a look at the rest of the list, median salaries and major industries in each city, by reading the CNBC article with the link below.