More than 40 million people relocate every year. Some relocations are voluntary for work, while others are required by your employer.
Moving to a new city is exciting and challenging all at once. Whether you stick with the same company or find a job with a new employer, you don’t always know what to expect.
You want to know what to expect out of your new city. Let’s continue to Part Two of the best job cities for 2016 where we’ll explore 4 more cities that are great places to relocate.
If you want to see the previous 3 cities on this list, check out Part I (link).
- Austin, Texas
Austin is a vibrant city that has rich food and music scenes. This is a great place for younger crowds and older workers with families.
Plus, the cost of living is low, there are plenty of job opportunities, and the weather is relatively pleasant year round. It’s perfect for tech and corporate jobs, especially in recent years.
Austin is a place where you can settle down if you want and have a balance between work and life.
- Salt Lake City, Utah
Not every job seeker wants to live in the desert. It’s often overlooked because people just think hot, hot, hot. But Utah is a beautiful place with plenty of job opportunities and attractions. Plus, if you enjoy skiing, this is the place to be.
Salt Lake City is a great place if you’re seeking a technical support engineer or a sales and marketing career. The city is family-oriented, but it also boasts a wealth of young individuals, so it’s ideal for recent graduates and single workers.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis received an overall score of 3 out of 4 on the list for friendliest job cities. Plus, the average median base salary is $65,000 – a sustainable wage for singletons and families.
Plus, it was ranked #1 as the most relaxed city, and 3rd for the most literate city, according to Connecticut State University.
The city is also ideal for careers in sales management, web design, and business development management, according to Glassdoor.
- Oklahoma City, OK
Have you ever considered relocating to Oklahoma? Oklahoma City has a work-life balance rating of 3.2 and a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 out of 4. And it’s one of the friendliest cities in America.
Entry-level employees average salaries at $50k a year, and cost of living isn’t sky high. Plus, Oklahoma is home to vast green mountains and has the most ecological regions per square mile than any other U.S state.
It also has delicious food, a low unemployment rate, and gorgeous city and nature views.
What cities have you work in? What cities would you add to the list?