The 10 Best US Cities To Find Work In Technology

The 10 Best US Cities To Find Work In Technology

If you’re looking for a career in technology and you’re contemplating moving to the US for it, where you live matters, but you don’t have to try to survive in Silicon Valley to find a great gig. U.S. News put together this report that highlights ten cities around the USA that are great for tech workers, if you’re thinking about a change.

Photo by J. Dimas.

Let’s start with the list. In order from ten to one, U.S. News says these are your best bets for tech job hunting:

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Austin, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Washington, DC
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Albany, New York
  • San Francisco, California
  • San Jose, California

Of course, some entries on the list are no real surprise. San Fran of course, is the closest major city to Silicon Valley, so it’s natural there’s work there — but there’s also extremely high cost of living, so it may not be your best bet even if the odds are high you’ll find a job. Washington DC is also a no-brainer. With so many government agencies in the vicinity — and their federal contractors and the entire universe of companies that deal with the government in varying capacities present, the job market there has always been pretty hot.

Some entries are more interesting though, like the inclusion of Detroit, or even Dallas, cities that you may not have thought of as technology hubs in the past. Of course, US News explains why they think each city deserves its place in the top ten at the link below, so you’ll have to check it out to see if the rationale resonates with you or you think it’s nonsense. In any event, if you’re looking for a change and thinking about moving to a city with life, culture, and job opportunities for your tech career, you could do worse than some of these for sure.

10 Best Places to Find a Job in Technology [US News]

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