10 Best Cities for Jobs in America

By David Oliver , Associate Editor, Social Media
Sept. 12, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.

If you're angling for a new job, you might want to thank a new report for narrowing down your list.

According to U.S. jobs website Glassdoor's latest jobs report, Pittsburgh is No. 1 among "25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2017," followed by Indianapolis and Kansas City, Missouri, in the report released late Tuesday.

The top 25 metro areas are scattered within the country, with San Jose, California, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Washington among those that made the list. Three Ohio cities made the top 10.

Glassdoor weighed three factors equally in its ranking methodology: job opportunity, the cost of living and job satisfaction.

Statistics for each metro area include the number of job openings, median base salary, median home value and "hot jobs" in the area.

For Pittsburgh, Glassdoor reported there were 95,399 job openings, the median base salary was $44,000, and civil engineer, project manager and registered nurse were some of the hot jobs in the area.

Technology and financial hubs such as San Francisco and New York did not end up on the list, but do have healthy job markets, Glassdoor noted in a statement accompanying the report.

"What this jobs report shows is that many mid sized cities stand out for offering a great mix of a thriving job market with plenty of opportunity, paired with home affordability and being regions where employees are more satisfied in their jobs too," Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain said in the statement.

A look at the top 10 metro areas is below, and you can check out the complete list here.

Rank Metro Area
1 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Indianapolis, Indiana
3 Kansas City, Missouri
4 Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
5 St. Louis, Missouri
6 Memphis, Tennessee
7 Columbus, Ohio
8 Cincinnati, Ohio
9 Cleveland, Ohio
10 Louisville, Kentucky

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