May 21, 2016 12:14 AM EDT

Best Cities To Work In USA: New Job Seekers Must Know

By Jane Reed

So you're thinking about moving to another city? Are you planning to relocate and start a new life with a new job but don't know where to start?

It is not common for fresh graduates to get out of their comfort zone and make a living in the big city. Cities like San Jose and San Francisco, California are two of the best cities that job seekers can go to. In a new study conducted by online recruiting and jobs site Glassdoor, there are four factors that determined the best cities that job seekers can work in. First is the hiring opportunity available. Second is the cost of living because some cities have a higher lifestyle compared to the rest. Third is work-life balance, when it comes to personal life and wellness, this is also a priority even for those who haven't started working yet. Lastly, job satisfaction is necessary in the workplace. These four factors, according to Business News Daily, were data gathered from the 50 most populated cities in the United States.

Top of the list is San Jose, California. The city boasts of over 60,000 job openings and the median base salary is $112,000. Employees in the area scored the job satisfaction and work-life balance rating a 3.5 each.

Second on the list is San Francisco, California. It has twice the number of job openings than San Jose but has a median base salary of $88,000. It also scored the same job satisfaction and work-life balance rating.

The three other cities that new job seekers can consider are Seattle Washington, Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. These three cities have over 103,000 job openings available and has a median base salary of $85,000, $67,500 and $70,000 respectively. However, their job satisfaction and work-life balance scores are .01 lower than San Francisco and San Jose.

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