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

Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

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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