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Pittsburgh ranks in top 10 cities to start your career

Frank Carnevale
| Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The city skyline from Mt. Washington on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Justin Merriman | Tribune Review
The city skyline from Mt. Washington on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

For graduates looking for some free advice, a new survey says Pittsburgh is a good place to start your career.

The survey also mentions nine other cities to consider, and ten places that don't fare so well for young people, but hey, Pittsburgh.

The Steel City ranked ninth in the top ten list for cities to start your career according to a survey by Bankrate.com.

The career survey's top five cities were Houston, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Washington D.C., Milwaukee and Dallas.

The study reviewed the 50 largest metro areas in the country and based its ranking on several factors including: the job market, potential for long-term career-building, affordability and lifestyle for recent college graduates.

In writing about the survey Bankrate.com said that the "analysis also includes affordability and lifestyle factors (including REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF like bars per 1,000 residents and the share of 22- to 26-year-olds in the local population)."

On the flip side, the metro areas that were ranked the worst were San Bernardino, Calif., Miami, Sacramento, Memphis, and Tampa.

So for those CMU graduates that got their diplomas on Sunday (along with Micheal Keaton) — see photos — stay here and get a job.

Read more about the survey here .


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