Where’s The Best Place In Utah To Start A Career?
Finals week is over at Southern Utah University, and as the students head off for the semester break, many seniors could be thinking about what they will be doing at the end of what typically will be their final semester at school when they return in January. There is some interesting news for those who will be ending their time in school.
According to bestcolleges.com, employers are expecting a 1.9% decrease in hiring from a year ago. But keep in mind, the last two years saw exceptional increases in hiring of graduates. The class of 2023 entered a market where employers were were increasing hiring by 14.7% and the class of 2022 saw a hiring increase of 22.6%.
So, a small decrease in hiring shouldn't really cause a lot of angst for those getting ready to graduate. But there is the question, where will you go to begin a career?
Utah may actually be the answer. According to Wallethub.com, Salt Lake City is listed as the 3rd best city in America to start a career.
WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. They examined each city based on 26 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability.
Salt Lake City was not the only Utah location mentioned in the survey. Neighboring West Valley City was on the list at number 82.
For graduates looking to go in the opposite direction of the Wasatch Front, Las Vegas made the list at number 85.
Wallet Hub compared the 150 most populated cities in the country and at least two of the most populated cities in each state.
Perhaps the day will come when southern Utah will be represented on this list.
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