Now that April showers have brought May flowers it is once again graduation time and if we all survive the Jade Helm military exercises in June it will be time for college seniors to start a new career.
Texas might be the best place for graduates to start that new career, according to a new study by Wallet Hub.
Irving, Texas beat out of a list of 150 other cities nationwide to be ranked the number one city in the country that’s best for college seniors to launch themselves into their first career.
Kathryn Jackson director of the Career Development Center at Loyola University Chicago said there should be many factors that determine where new graduates will start their careers.
“Depending on your stage in life, the place you decide to start your career needs to be ale to meet your needs as a whole person, not just as an employee.”
Researchers at WalletHub used 19 key metrics to measure the job market for graduating seniors including the number of professional opportunities, the nightlife and social scene of the area along with diversity and median income.
Six of the top ten cities are in the Lone Star State, suggesting Texas may be the best place for graduates to start a new career.
Meanwhile, in California, San Francisco was ranked 24th while Los Angeles came in with a dismal 98th ranking of best place for graduates to start a new career.
The top 10 ranked cities include (1) Irving, Texas, (2) Grand Prairie, Texas, (3) Austin, Texas, (4) Denver, Colo., (5) Houston, Texas, (6) Corpus Christi, Texas, (7) Fremont, Calif., (8) Fort Worth, Texas, (9) Sioux Fall, SD, (10) Tulsa, Okla.
The full list is here, see how your city did.
New studies suggest this year’s graduates will face an easier time breaking into the job market and starting that first career as employers plan to hire more graduates from the class of 2015 than in previous years.
The trend looks to continue into 2016 with employers saying they expect to increase their workforce next year.
Those with degrees in engineering, business and computer science are most likely to hold higher paying jobs, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
This year’s positive job trend is much better than that facing college graduates a few years ago in 2012 when half of college graduates were unable to find jobs, according to the Inquisitr.
Back then there was no guarantee a college graduate wouldn’t find themselves waiting tables or tending bar.
Where do you plan to start your new career?