20 Cities With Tons of Tech Jobs for College Graduates

June 16, 2017

9:20 am

Graduating college is an accomplishment many students dream of their whole lives. And between hectic schedules, strict teachers, and enough tests to make your eyes fall out of your head, it’s no easy feat. But once you’ve crossed the threshold into adulthood, we can all assure you… things aren’t going to get any easier.

Fortunately, there’s a lot of information out there that can help you ease into adulthood without missing a step. In fact, ZipRecruiter was kind enough to throw together a comprehensive list of the Best Job Markets for College Graduates.

With a little help from their mountains of data, they were able to measure “the overall availability of entry-level college jobs in cities across the US, and the ratio of open entry-level college jobs to the number of applicants for those jobs in each city” to decide which city was most suited for recent college graduates.

 Check out which cities are primed for college graduates to set up shop and make sure you get out of your parents’ basement as soon as possible. They’re looking forward to their empty nest phase, trust us.

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Software Engineer

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

Median rent: $1600

2. Kansas City, MO-KS

Top industry: Business

Top job: Account Manager

Unemployment rate: 4.4%

Median rent: $850

3. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 3.9%

Median rent: $1950

4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Top industry: Health Care

Top job: Registered Nurse

Unemployment rate: 3.9%

Median rent: $2650

5. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

Median rent: $995

6. Salt Lake City, UT

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 3.2%

Median rent: $1495

7. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

Top industry: Business

Top job: Administrative Assistant

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

Median rent: $2637

8. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 3.5%

Median rent: $4325

9. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN

Top industry: Finance and Insurance

Top job: Financial Analyst

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

Median rent: $1695

10. Raleigh-Cary, NC

Top industry: Health Care

Top job: Registered Nurse

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

Median rent: $1387

11. San Antonio, TX

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

Median rent: $1350

12. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Software Engineer

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

Median rent: $2750

13. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Top industry: Finance and Insurance

To job: Staff Accountant

Unemployment rate: 4.4%

Median rent: $1300

14. Denver-Aurora, CO

Top industry: Business

Top job: Account Manager

Unemployment rate: 3.2%

Median rent: $2000

15. Austin-Round Rock, TX

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

Median rent: $1895

16. Oklahoma City, OK

Top industry: Business

Top job: Jr. Account Manager

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

Median rent: $995

17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Software Engineer

Unemployment rate: 3.9%

Median rent: $3100

18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Top industry: Finance and Insurance

Top job: Staff Accountant

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

Median rent: $1695

19. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

Median rent: $1500

20. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Top industry: Technology

Top job: Project Manager

Unemployment rate: 3.6%

Median rent: $3295

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word “colloquially.”

Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

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