The Top 10 Cities for Most Entry-Level Job Openings

If you ask a college student where they’d like to move after graduation, more than likely the answer you’d hear is “anywhere they’d hire me!” Yes, the situation is that dire – we go where the jobs are. If relocation is an option after college, Apartment Guide and Indeed has a helpful roundup of the top cities for entry-level job openings as well as the jobs and salaries, respectively. Let yourself imagine for a minute. Could you see yourself Olivia Pope-ing it up in D.C. as someone who “handles” it in management? Or California dreaming in Los Angeles as a production assistant? The world is yours…and the country is, too. My mentor taught me a helpful approach to job hunting. “It’s not about scarcity…it’s about abundance,” she said. “There are plenty of jobs out there…it’s just a matter of positioning yourself.” Hopefully, this infographic will help provide a perspective of abundance. Good luck!

Top 10 Cities for Most Entry-Level Job Openings* from Indeed & Apartment Guide

1. Washington, DC Average rent (2 bd): $1,755, Average Sq. ft: 985 Average rent (1 bd): $1,402, Average Sq. ft: 705
2. New York, NY Average rent (2 bd): $2,067, Average Sq. ft: 1,014 Average rent (1 bd): $1,611, Average Sq. ft: 722
3. Houston, TX Average rent (2 bd): $1,121, Average Sq. ft: 1,024 Average rent (1 bd): $854, Average Sq. ft: 660
4. Chicago, IL Average rent (2 bd): $1,318, Average Sq. ft: 990 Average rent (1 bd): $1013, Average Sq. ft: 700
5. San Francisco, CA Average rent (2 bd): $2,337, Average Sq. ft: 946 Average rent (1 bd): $1,864, Average Sq. ft: 663
6. Dallas, TX Average rent (2 bd): $1,100, Average Sq. ft: 1,024 Average rent (1 bd): $822, Average Sq. ft: 673
7. Austin, TX Average rent (2 bd): $1,191, Average Sq. ft: 1,006 Average rent (1 bd): $947, Average Sq. ft: 655
8. Los Angeles, CA Average rent (2 bd): $2,011, Average Sq. ft: 1,013 Average rent (1 bd): $1,566, Average Sq. ft: 693
9. Atlanta, GA Average rent (2bd): $962, Average Sq. ft: 1,103          Average rent (1 bd): $795, Average Sq. ft: 746
10. Phoenix, AZ Average rent (2 bd): $831, Average Sq. ft: 967 Average rent (1 bd): $703, Average Sq. ft: 705

Top 10 Entry-Level Positions**(Occupation, Title, Salary):

1. Management, Entry-Level Manager, $53,000
2. Sales, Entry-Level Sales, $59,000
3. Computer and Mathematical, Entry-Level Software Engineer, $64,000
4. Architecture and Engineering, Construction Project Engineer, $72,000
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations, Entry level Accountant, $30,000
6. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Entry Level Technician, $31,000
7. Office and Administrative Support, Entry Level Administrative, $38,000
8. Production, Entry Level Manufacturing, $22,000
9. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical, Technologist Laboratory, $57,000
10. Life, Physical, and Social Science, Entry Level Lab Technician Chemistry, $33,000 Apartment Guide_Indeed Post-Grad-Infographic-FINAL-1 *Methodology: Indeed.com looked at their job posting data and determined these cities based on the number of postings per city associated with an Indeed.com search for “entry level” in March 2014. Apartment Guide looked at their internal listing data to determine the average rent and square feet for both a one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment in these locations. **Methodology: Indeed.com looked at their job posting data for March 2014 and determined the top 10 broad occupation categories hiring for entry-level positions (as determined by a search for “entry level”). These titles and associated salaries are representative of entry level positions requiring college degrees in these categories. [Lead image via]

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