With the blooming flowers of spring come warmer temperatures, longer days and eager, hungry college graduates.
And while it might seem as though they’ve all got cool, hip gigs designing the latest new app or software in trendy lofts or open co-working spaces in New York or Boston, there are way more cities enticing to millennials.
As hot as software engineering jobs are, so are recruitment careers, graphic design jobs, and even customer service positions according to LinkedIn. Also on the rise are jobs in investment baking and accounting.
All this variety means there can be a lot that goes into where a college grad might choose to live. It doesn’t have to be as complicated as you may think, though. Keep reading to learn more about the top 10 cities for college grads and click this link to read the full article.
Realtor.com®’s crack team of data analysts figured out the best metros for new college grads by looking at the things they care about the most—the most in-demand job opportunities and affordable housing, combined with the kinds of fun amenities that make a city livable.
However idealistic, most of today’s bright-eyed young’uns are all too aware of an economy that remains challenging for entry-level workers, despite big gains over the last few years. Roughly half of recent grads have jobs that aren’t related to their degrees, according to Accenture, a management consulting company. That means they’re more likely to follow their wallets to whichever metro holds the best job prospects.
“It’s all a matter of finding where the opportunities are,” says career coach Roy Cohen, author of “The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide.” “For some jobs, options are as bright, if not brighter, [in smaller cities]. And their cost of living is cheaper.”