When you’re looking for full-time opportunities after graduation, it can be confusing to figure out where the best place is to relocate. After all, just because a city is big doesn’t mean it has the best entry-level jobs available, nor the biggest abundance of opportunities, but now, there’s data to back up where you should be going instead.
Abodo, an apartment hunting startup, recently conducted a study on five industries that are growing well above national industry average of 4.47% in the country’s top 25 cities:
- Community and social service
- Computer science and mathematics
- Construction and extraction
- Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media
The results? There may be more interesting cities to go to for your career than you think.
For example, if you want to go into arts and media, cities like Seattle, Columbus and Denver are incredibly viable options that you may not have even known had rich media scenes.
What are some open job listings in unconventional places currently looking for recent grads? Here are a few places that might be perfect for you:
- Ogilvy & Mather wants a Community Manager based in Chicago.
- Paradeigm is looking for a Graphic Designer in San Diego.
- Traipse is on the hunt for a Communications and Creative Content Associate in Staunton, Virginia.
Or, if you’re looking for a computer science job, did you know that Phoenix, Dallas, Boston and Denver also have great opportunities for you to check out?
If you’re looking for potential opportunities in these cities, here are a few options you can apply for right now on WayUp:
- TripAdvisor is hiring Software Engineers in Boston.
- Adobe is looking for Technical Engineers and Data Scientists in a number of cities, including Seattle.
- Keyence Corporation is looking for Technical Sales Representatives across the nation.
Long story short? There are plenty of amazing cities in the U.S. that can give you a great start to your career (and also keep your cost of living down). There’s no reason to feel like you have to be in a certain city to be successful.
And if you want to see the rest of the research, check out Abodo’s findings here.