New college grads may feel as if the bright lights of New York or the cool more laidback environment of Los Angeles is calling, but for those of you who’ve followed that so-called calling, you know that it’s difficult to make it in these big cities. The competition is fierce and the cost of living is high, making it difficult for new grads to find their footing and land a good job.
AOL reports that a study by employment CareerBliss.com relays the 10 best cities for young recent grads to find work. The data was put together from 14,000 college grads with two or less years of experience. These cities offer happiness, a good work-life balance and growth opportunities. If you take advantage of the possibilities in these cities, you may find yourself based in New York or Los Angeles sooner than you know it. Or perhaps you’ll find these cities are just as good to call home.
St. Louis, Missouri lands the number one spot. With an adjusted living salary of $50,900, it’s not a bad start to your career. Next on the list is Salt Lake City, which offers an average cost of living adjusted salary of $43,010. At number three is Jacksonville Florida at $45,736. Further on down the list you’ll find
4. Memphis, Tennessee: $44, 757
5. Indianapolis, Indiana: $44,757
6. Orlando, Florida: $43,047
7. Houston, Texas: $47,615
8. San Antonio, Texas: $43,640
9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: $42,304
10. Birmingham, Alabama: $47,491
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