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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

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

October 20, 2009
















#20. St. Louis, MO

Population: 354,361

Average Salary: $40,630
 

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 23
 

  Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes 
 

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 179


Unemployment Rate: 9.2

Known as the city that marks the divide between the Eastern and Western United States, St. Louis is often called the “Gateway City.” It’s home to some of our nation’s largest public and privately held corporations —Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Scottrade, Energizer and Anheuser-Busch Breweries are just a few of its best known local companies. And it didn’t just make our own short list of great cities — this charming city ranks among the whole world’s top 100 cities in terms of quality of life.

Bonus fun fact: The ice cream cone was invented in St. Louis.


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    JobMango

    about 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

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

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    dehagood

    over 4 years ago

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

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    Rachel311

    over 4 years ago

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    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

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    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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    over 4 years ago

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    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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