Looking for a job is hard enough, but if you are looking in the wrong places it could become even harder.
We all know if you want to work in tech the No. 1 place right now is Silicon Valley, but there are other cities that are booming -and some you may want to keep your distance from.
According to SimplyHired, the following are the best and worst cities to look for a job in technology.
- Baltimore-Towson, MD
- Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI
- Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Richmond, VA
- Raleigh-Cary, NC
- New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ
- Newark-Union, NJ-PA
- Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
- Honolulu, HI
- Boulder, CO
- Huntsville, AL
- Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA
- Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
The top three cites alone come as surprise: Baltimore, Detroit, and Charlotte. But consider how SimplyHired complied its list.
According to Venture Beat, they compared the number of available jobs and the number of currently employed technology workers. With this measurement the Silicon Valley area ranks only eighth.
But based absolute numbers – Washington D.C, New York, and the Silicon Valley area are growing the most. New York and Silicon Valley are of course obvious, and for some D.C. too, but many still do not realize how fast the nation’s capital is growing.
Currently living in the D.C. metro area, I can see the growth in technology, especially if you are looking to be hands on with a start-up.
It’s important to see what markets are out there, outside of what everyone is talking about (Silicon Valley). Today, you don’t have to be on the West Coast to get your dream tech job or start your dream tech start-up.
At the rate things are going you may be able to stay in your hometown, unless of course you are from Alabama.
In that case run for your life!
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