Transitioning into civilian life can be a confusing and nerve-racking experience for those without a plan. It's normal to reach the end of your service without knowing what you want to do or where you want to go. But, to increase your chances of succeeding in civilian life, you should keep in mind where job opportunities are most likely to be. Going home may seem like a safe idea, but job growth will have a serious impact on your future if you aren't established in your career.
Fortunately, WalletHub compiled a list of 10 top cities for job growth. To come up with their rankings, WalletHub compared 80 U.S. cities across 30 key indicators of job-market strength, ranging from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary.
Remember: lists like this one don't consider all the cities in the U.S. -- just 80 major ones.
They also don't consider other draws that may cause you to consider one location over another, like personal ties to a specific area. It also doesn't consider overall cost of living, which in a place like San Francisco can be very high.
Your opening moves after transitioning out of the military are critical to initial success. While no problem is entirely irreversible, putting yourself in the right place at the right time can make the difference between hitting the ground running and struggling to keep your head above water.
Top 10 Best Places to Find a Job
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Columbia, Maryland
- Orlando, Florida
- San Francisco, California
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Portland, Maine
- Plano, Texas
- Washington, D.C.
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Chandler, Arizona
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