The tech industry will see the highest demand in jobs this year, with San Jose, Calif., taking the number one spot for the city that is best for jobs this year according to Fast Company contributor Lydia Dishman. The city, which is home to high-profile companies such as Facebook and Google, scored highest for hiring opportunity, job satisfaction, and work-life balance.
San Jose was followed by San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C.. in the top five.
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist, explains that bigger cities aren’t always better. "Many of the nation’s mid-sized cities stand out for offering some of the greatest job prospects combined with salaries that allow people to stretch their dollar further," he says. Cities such as Seattle and Austin are at the top since they all have rising technology communities, great institutions for higher education and research, and affordable neighborhoods. This would also explain why mid-sized cities including Detroit, Cleveland, and Cincinnati made the list for the first time.
Continue reading on Fast Company to see which other cities job seekers will find success in this coming year, and visit Glassdoor to review scores for individual metrics like median base salary, job satisfaction ratings, and job openings for each city.