Altanta Ranked Among Best Places to Start Career

May 31, 2017

WalletHub has ranked the best and worst cities to start a career and two Georgia cities made the list, but at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Georgia's capital city ranks among the best when it comes to getting that first job. The personal finance website WalletHub compared the 150 largest markets in the U.S., using 23 indicators of career friendliness. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says Atlanta is highly ranked.

"Atlanta is in the top 10, right at number six," according to Gonzalez.

Atlanta among best places to start a career.

She says the city has much to offer first-time workers.

"There's a lot of professional opportunities, income growth levels are certainly keeping up, and the quality of life in Atlanta has a lot to do with it, especially for new, young people moving into the city."

Analysts used data including the number of entry-level jobs, average starting salary, and housing affordability.

Augusta, Georgia came in at number 148 on the list, out of 150 cities studied. Gonzalez cites few jobs opportunities and stagnant wages as some of the reasons.

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