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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
















#21. Hartford, CT

Population: 124,563

Average Salary: $48,650
 

  Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 74
 

  Average Commute Time: 33.2 minutes

  Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 199


Unemployment Rate: 8

Nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World,” Hartford is home to some of the world’s largest insurance company headquarters. It also boasts some of our nation’s oldest institutions — the oldest art museum, park and continuously published newspaper all hail from Hartford. With a high average salary and a relatively low cost of living, it’s no wonder this picturesque city made our cut.

Bonus fun fact: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was discovered in Hartford.


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    JobMango

    almost 2 years ago

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    uniqueone85

    about 4 years ago

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    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.

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    nar125

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    Frank_Ball

    about 4 years ago

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    dehagood

    over 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.

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    graphic_d

    over 4 years ago

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    Rachel311

    over 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!

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    spencermiller52

    over 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.

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    mpina09

    over 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.

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    Jonny_Utah

    over 4 years ago

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    Unaccredited Cate

    over 4 years ago

    As long as i find a job...

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    njo2165

    over 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.