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Young people still must learn how to maximize their marketability. In addition to customizing cover letters and making social media accounts safe for work, that could very well entail relocation. After all, employment opportunities vary significantly based on simple geography.

So, in order to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their burgeoning careers, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest U.S. cities. We used 17 key metrics to determine the relative strength of their job markets as well as the attractiveness of their social scenes and other factors important to job-market entrants. A complete breakdown of our findings, a detailed methodology and expert financial-management tips for young people can be found below.

Source: WalletHub

10 Best Cities to Start a Career:

1. Salt Lake City, UT

2. Denver, CO

3. Austin, TX

4. Sioux Falls, SD

5. Minneapolis, MN

6. Raleigh, NC

7. Oklahoma City, OK

8. Amarillo, TX

9. Houston, TX

10. Corpus Christi, TX

10 Worst Cities to Start a Career:

141. Mobile, AL

142. Philadelphia, PA

143. Glendale, CA

144. Modesto, CA

145. North Las Vegas, NV

146. Hialeah, FL

147. Akron, OH

148. Moreno Valley, CA

149. Fresno, CA

150. Detroit, MI



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Students should choose first a good university to study and afterward to think about their career. The technical college Stockton offers attractive education packages for those who are interested in this field. But its educational offer doesn't stop here, one can go online to check every program that the university has.

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