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Texas boasts 10 cities in the nation's top places to start a career in 2016, Houston ranks No. 9

Texas boasts 10 cities in nation's top places to start a career

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There is good news for college graduates hoping to launch their careers in Texas.

College graduation is upon us, which means it's time to talk about the future. And there's good news for grads who wish to plant roots in the Lone Star State.

According to a WalletHub study of the 150 most populous cities in the country, Texas boasts 10 cities in the top 30 best places to start a career in 2016. Austin is tops in Lone Star rankings, designated as the third best city for a career launch, while Amarillo is No. 8 in the nation, Houston No. 9,  and Dallas No. 17.

WalletHub analyzed the quality of professional opportunities plus quality of life in determining its rankings. Houston ranked number two in professional opportunities but an unfriendly 59th in quality of life. Austin was rated ninth in terms of job opportunities while quality of life came in at seventh, helping move it to the third best city.

Lone Star cities in the top 30 include Corpus Christi (No. 10), Irving (No. 12), Fort Worth (No. 21) and San Antonio (No. 26). All make strong showings, but only Salt Lake City (No. 1) and Denver (No. 2) outshine Austin.