Print

Career Advice >> Browse Articles >> Regional Job Highlights

+33

College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

Photo: Franco Folini | CreativeCommons

Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | Excelle

October 20, 2009
















#3. Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 180,651
  

Average Salary: $39,590
  

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 41
  

Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 36
 

Unemployment Rate: 5.2

Service-oriented Salt Lake City is not only home to the headquarters of the Mormon Church but is also the nation’s largest industrial banking center. With stimulus from seasonal outdoor recreation tourism and a recent rebound in information-sector jobs, Salt Lake City has high expectations for job growth both now and after the economy recovers.

Offering better employment conditions than most other large cities, Utah’s biggest city boasts the lowest unemployment rate and the second lowest average commute time on our list — boosting it right near the top.


+33
  • Jobmango_twitter100_max50

    JobMango

    over 1 year ago

    2 comments

    Great list of city's. When your applying to jobs its important to stay on top of your job search. JobMango.com is a great way to manage your job search for free. It is a great alternative to using a spreadsheet. www.JobMango.com

  • Testimoinals1_03-20_max50

    ammyjames

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I value your notions and it was pretty good chance for me to see your written content.Here I would like to represent my own concepts regarding IT Certifications along with their significance in employment market.

    3304
    1y0-a24
    1y0-a23
    000-151
    000-152
    000-153
    350-001
    1y0-a18

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    tony03

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I have found a lot of useful information from this platform. I must say that sharing your thoughts with one another is an easy way to relax yourself in the daily hectic routines. Kitchen Planner

  • 1_max50

    uniqueone85

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I wonder what chicago's rank is. it seems like the only successful jobs over here in the chicago area well areas i'm familiar with and all i see is insurance, financial services businesses, primerica, pretty much sales positions or marketing.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    nar125

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't know how Pittsburgh made the list!!! It sucks to find jobs here, trust me I know!

  • Superhero_logo

    Frank_Ball

    over 3 years ago

    19756 comments

    Please keep your comments on topic to the article -- Any comments posted with embedded links leading to questionable infected sites outside MonsterCollege will be removed and the poster's account will be banned from MonsterCollege. Thank you.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    dehagood

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    While these are all great cities, I think Boise ID should be up there. It's style is like that of Colorado, and with a 23% increase in population in the last 10 years, it is the third fastest growing state and state economy in the country.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    graphic_d

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    i can't hardly wait for the adventure to ensue. bouldering, rock climbing, white water rafting, hang gliding, camping, hiking, fishing...

  • Dsc03823_max50

    Rachel311

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I SO SO SO SO needed to read this! What a blessing! I've been wondering where the heck I should move to next and now I have a much better list of places!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    spencermiller52

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Just my luck, I moved from San Antonio to Houston because I was told that Houston was the best in Texas for entry-level jobs. To my surprise S. A. ranks #2, well looks like I'll be going back home sooner than I thought.

  • Dscn0841_max50

    mpina09

    almost 4 years ago

    10 comments

    I am so relieved that someone made this article. Even though I am still an undergrad student, I've been wondering for a while if I really do want to go back home after college, especially since I know there aren't any companies that have their headquarters based in Miami Beach.

  • Google_image_result_for_http___farm4

    Jonny_Utah

    about 4 years ago

    232 comments

    Spammers!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Unaccredited Cate

    about 4 years ago

    As long as i find a job...

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    njo2165

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Have always wanted to find somewhere to move to after college but I love my hometown in Philly. But I'll go anywhere accountants thrive.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    jamorris

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Ok, I've just hit the jackpot, off to San Antonio I go.

Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
AlishaG7 received the quiz result of "You should study up a little more about Advertising ", about 7 hours ago.
1900015_270742059767264_1598192961_n_max30
dcvision received the quiz result of "You’re a natural-born Advertiser ", about 10 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
joliverh received the quiz result of "You’re a natural-born Advertiser ", about 15 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
brentmills commented on: "Brent Mills", about 16 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
milestruder received the quiz result of "New Orleans", 1 day ago.