The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers
What city is best for you? Photo by: Franco Folini | CreativeCommons
Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | WomenCo.
May 11, 2009
#6. Seattle, WA
Average Salary: $49,890
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 79
Average Commute Time: 25.7 minutes
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 34
Unemployment Rate: 8.7
The home to many prominent corporate headquarters — including those of Starbucks, Nordstrom, Microsoft and Amazon.com — Seattle is Washington state’s largest city and the region’s major economic, cultural and educational center. While the cost of living is a little on the high side, our #6 city has a particularly promising job outlook in alternative energy development and software engineering.
Bonus fun fact: Seattle buys more sunglasses per capita than any city in the US.