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Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

Still looking for an entry-level job? Try one of these 10 cities.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

September 14, 2011

8. Philadelphia

Unemployment rate: 8.9% —slightly lower than national average of 9.1%

Average entry-level salary: $37,000

Rent: Average 1-bedroom costs $1,200

Major employers: Comcast, Aramark, Vanguard Group, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Bank of America.


7. Washington D.C.

Unemployment rate: 10.8%

Average entry-level salary: $57,000

Rent: Average 1-bedroom costs $1,100

Major employers: Federal government, George Washington University, National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Washington Post Co.


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