When it comes to deciding where to look for a job, be careful not to always tap the most popular well. There are multiple cities in the U.S. that are becoming hot spots for new jobs. Places that before may have been overlooked now possess healthy employment growth. With some cities offering great job opportunities in more than one arena, being able to land a position is simpler than it used to be. These places are not just clustered in one part of the country, so you shouldn't have to relocate thousands of miles away to obtain a job. Let's take a look at the situation in a few key cities.
This city's abundance of prestigious schools is not the only reason for its reputation as an intellectual haven. No city in America has more young adults with college degrees than Boston. And all those learning institutions employ thousands of people. In addition to opportunities to work in education, Boston offers health care options, drawing job seekers to such facilities as Tufts and Boston Medical Center. Boston is also the “hub for tech and pharmaceutical industries,” according to Forbes.com.
Our nation's capital always offers plentiful job opportunities. D.C. is consistently ranked as being among the top U.S. cities for finding employment. In addition to the vast number of government jobs, the area also boasts many schools and college so positions in education are also available. Even designers and artists have numerous opportunities in this city as no consumers in America spend more per capita on art than those in D.C.
With a wide array of well-paying jobs, Seattle has high per capita incomes and low unemployment rates. Jobs in information technology have long been ample in Seattle, but the area also offers opportunities in education and health care. The city looks to continue to grow its green-tech market. Seattle's home to one of the largest producers of biodiesel and features numerous cars that run on various types of alternative energy. Headquarters to many big name companies (Microsoft, Starbucks), Seattle is an attractive place to either start or further your career.
Anchored by some of the world's largest oil and gas firms, Houston is a hothouse for engineers, geologists and IT experts. Thanks to the recent expansion of downtown’s Texas Medical Center, already one of the largest health care facilities in the world, the city has seen a boom in health sector jobs. With multiple employment prospects and a low cost of living, Houston is one of America's best cities for new jobs.
From the population increase to the low unemployment and high per capita income, Raleigh, N.C., is one of the fastest-growing major metro areas in the U.S. Due to the terrific educational and research facilities at North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, many high-tech and medical corporations have been attracted to the Raleigh-Durham area. Business is booming: Raleigh has experienced a growth in technology and highly specialized manufacturing companies. With the city's workforce driven by thousands of students from the area's universities and colleges, Raleigh holds allure for recent college graduates.