Best Cities For Young Workers

Best cities young workers

For young workers starting out, determining where to begin a career can be either a product of happenstance or planning. If you're fortunate to be in the latter camp, it can be tough figuring out not only the best place to find a job in your chosen profession, but also a city where you can (hopefully) find happiness in your personal life.

So just where are the best cities to start out? CareerBliss recently polled more than 38,000 young workers -- defined as those employees with fewer than 10 years' experience in a full-time position -- to get an idea of what's important to them on the job.

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The respondents rated their workplaces based on 10 factors: work-life balance, compensation, company culture, overall work environment, company reputation, relationships with managers and co-workers, opportunities for growth, job resources, daily tasks and job autonomy.

From those workers, CareerBliss came up with a list the happiest cities for young professionals -- ranked by an overall "Bliss Score." And lest you think it's all about the paycheck, CareerBliss says it just isn't so. "We have cities ranking higher, even though some are paying less, because they offer a happier life for employees who chose to live and work there," notes company co-founder and "Chief Happiness Officer" Heidi Golledge.

Wondering whether your favorite city made the list? Check out the list below, and then let us know in the comments section: Which city do you think is the best place to build a career?


Best Cities For Young Workers


10. San Antonio

Bliss Score: 3.828




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David Schepp

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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.

Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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JasonKnighte

I want to move to a family friendly city that has a good work environment as well. I just want to be able to provide for my family and have them be in an area that I feel like they are safe. It is also nice when there are a lot of kids around because I want my kids to have a lot of friends growing up, or at least have the option to have a lot of friends.

Jason|http://www.hemleyseptic.com/

May 06 2014 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lepird42

what about Des Moines Iowa??

October 31 2012 at 7:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

I just found a great new website which focuses on providing information to business owners. They even have a tutorial on Personnel. It can be found at

www.BusinessSchoolTutorials.com

October 29 2012 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
NThompsnon

Thank you for just giving us a list and not another silly deck of slides to click through. Much appreciated.

October 18 2012 at 1:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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