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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
















#19. Indianapolis, IN

Population: 795,458

Average Salary: $39,840
 

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 12
  

Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 197
 

Unemployment Rate: 8.2

Formerly a manufacturing-heavy city, Indianapolis has shifted to encompass a much more diversified economy – today, its key industries include education, healthcare, tourism and finance. And if you love sports, Indianapolis may just be the place for you. The city hosts several major sporting events, including the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and men’s and women’s NCAA championships. It is also the fourth largest city on this list – below Philadelphia, San Antonio, and San Diego.

Bonus fun fact: Indianapolis has the largest children’s museum in the world.


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    JobMango

    almost 2 years ago

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    uniqueone85

    about 4 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.

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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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    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

    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.