Kick-Start Your Career

Houston deemed one of the best cities in the world to launch your career, with highest starting salaries

Houston deemed one of the world's best cities to start your career

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Starting your career? Houston's the place for you. Photo by Jim Olive/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Good news for all of you millennials who are flocking to Houston: You're living in one of the best cities to start a career. Same goes for Dallas and Austin. 

Online marketing company HubSpot recently released its picks for the world's best cities to start your career, three of which are in Texas. HubSpot "scoured the web for studies, reports, and news stories to determine the 12 favorites, presented in no particular order. 

Houston garners big props for its starting salaries — the highest in the country when adjusted for cost of living — and strong job opportunities. Notes HubSpot, Houston was the first city to add more than two jobs for every one it lost after the economy crashed.

Austin's status as a top tech hub, combined with its relatively low cost of living and small business friendliness, make it a hot spot for kick-starting your career, according to Plus, says HubSpot, "Austin's friendly, funky vibe might just be the cherry on top."

Not only does Dallas boast tons of entry level jobs, it's a sought-after city for corporate headquarters and startups alike. HubSpot also champions Dallas' low cost of living, high salaries, and low unemployment rate.

These Lone Star cities join such exotic locales as Amsterdam; Santiago, Chile; and Sydney on the esteemed list. Other U.S. cities on the list are Washington, D.C.; Denver; Raleigh, North Carolina; Boston and Minneapolis. 

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