Need a job after college graduation? Consider moving to the Midwest or the West Coast, to the highest-rated mid-size and large U.S. cities based on job availability, according to Glassdoor.
The technology job bonanza on the West paved the way for the top three spots, and Midwest cities -- several for the first time -- also had strong representation on Glassdoor's list. The online job review and listings site ranked top metro areas in the U.S. by weighting four categories: how easy it is to get a job, how affordable it is to live there and how satisfied employees are working and living in each city.
The report includes each metro area's median pay for employees, median home value, Glassdoor job satisfaction rating and work-life balance rating, as well as the number of current job openings and a few in-demand jobs, according to the Web site.
While the West Coast dominated the top spots, "it's also important to recognize that for anyone considering a new job in a new city, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better," Glassdoor's Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain said in the May 18 release. "Many of the nation's mid-sized cities stand out for offering some of the greatest job prospects combined with salaries that allow people to stretch their dollar further."
One city that didn't make the list? New York. Check out Glassdoor's top 25 cities for jobs.