The Best Cities for Finding a Job in Your Industry


You may have a well-crafted resume, excellent answers prepared for interview questions, and all the right qualifications. But if you aren’t in the right location, you may still have trouble finding work. Every city holds different opportunities for job-seekers depending on the industry. If you want to know which cities offer the most job openings for your field, read on.

Industry: Information Technology

Best Cities**: New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Dallas, TX; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA

Top Job Titles**: Graphic Designer, Data Analyst, Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Program Manager, Technical Writer, Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, Software Developer

Industry: Healthcare

Best Cities: New York, NY; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Baltimore, MD; Orlando, FL

Top Job Titles: Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, Medical Receptionist, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomist, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Records Clerk, Case Manager

Industry: Accounting and Financial Services

Best Cities: New York, NY; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Charlotte, NC; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA

Top Job Titles: Staff Accountant, Accountant, Account Manager, Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Teller, Controller, Accounting Clerk, Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounting Assistant

Industry: Education

Best Cities: New York, NY; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Austin, TX; Denver, CO

Top Job Titles: Program Coordinator, Assistant Teacher, Program Assistant, Admissions Representative, Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant Director

Industry: Media

Best Cities: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Houston, TX

Top Job Titles: Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Communications Specialist, Copywriter, Creative Director, Editorial Assistant, Social Media Specialist, Art Director, Video Editor, Designer

Industry: Construction

Best Cities: Houston, TX; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; Orlando, FL

Top Job Titles: Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Laborer, General Laborer, Project Engineer, Welder, Electrician, Assistant Project Manager, Senior Project Manager

Industry: Hospitality

Best Cities: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Houston, TX; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX

Top Job Titles: Server, Front Desk Agent, Housekeeper, Host, Bartender, Dishwasher, Night Baker, Front Desk Clerk, Restaurant Manager, Custodian

**Information based on July 2015 statistical data from