Want a New Job You'll Love? Move to One of These Cities

Want a New Job You'll Love? Move to One of These Cities

You win again, Pittsburgh.

The Steel City was named tops in Glassdoor's most recent list of the best cities for jobs, based on number of job openings, job satisfaction, median base salary and median home value.

If it feels like we've been touting Pittsburgh as the new "it" place for a while now, it's because we kind of have: It's also recently been recognized as the best place where you can find a job and afford housing as a new grad; keep more of your paycheck, thanks to good wages and low cost of living; and find cheaper rent or buy your first home.

Open to other options? Here are the top 10 best cities for jobs according to Glassdoor, all of which received a satisfaction rating of at least three out of five. Plus, we've included some of the in-demand jobs in each city, the major companies you'll find there and some bonus perks that we love about each location.

1. Pittsburgh

Job Openings: 95,399
Median Base Salary: $44,000
Median Home Value: $137,400
Hot Jobs: Civil engineer, project manager, registered nurse
Major Companies: Highmark, PNC Financial Services, U.S. Steel, Heinz, Alcoa, GNC, American Eagle Outfitters

Between the Pirates, Steelers or Penguins, you'll have no shortage of major sports teams to cheer on here. Residents also enjoy community-friendly events and charming neighborhoods that boast their own attractions. (Translation: downtown isn't the only cool place to hang.) Before you go, you better brush up on some Pittsburghese.

2. Indianapolis

Job Openings: 80,561
Median Base Salary: $43,000
Median Home Value: $138,100
Hot Jobs: Dev ops engineer, marketing manager, machine operator
Major Companies: Salesforce, Anthem Inc., Emmis Communications, Simon Property Group, Marsh Supermarkets

Come for the fast cars, stay for the affordable living and job opportunities. At a population of about 865,000, the Indiana state capital offers tons to see, from the zoo to the children's museum to the motor speedway (because, of course).

3. Kansas City, Missouri

Job Openings: 90,649
Median Base Salary: $45,000
Median Home Value: $159,400
Hot Jobs: Software engineer, research associate, audit manager
Major Companies: Cerner, UMB Financial Corporation, Applebee's, Hallmark Cards, Hostess Brands, H&R Block, Russell Stover Candies

World-class barbecue, anyone? This city, also known for its jazz heritage and fountains, could be a good place if you're looking to become a software engineer, research associate or audit manager — then look forward to after-work happy hours downtown, which has experienced more than $6.5 billion in commercial, residential and hotel development in the last 10 years.

4. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Job Openings: 65,810
Median Base Salary: $50,000
Median Home Value: $228,200
Hot Jobs: Mobile developer, physician, civil engineer
Major Companies: Burt's Bees, Bayer, Sugar Hill Records, Cree, Red Hat

If you move here, you better prepare yourself for a great food scene — the Raleigh-Durham area boasts a number of restaurants, bars and distilleries opening up in town. Between Duke Basketball (go Devils!) and the Durham Bulls, there's also a rich sports culture. If you're up for a different kind of show, then check out the Durham Performing Arts Center for great performances and concerts.

5. St. Louis

Job Openings: 104,725
Median Base Salary: $45,600
Median Home Value: $148,600
Hot Jobs: Electrical engineer, communications manager, recruiter
Major Companies: Anheuser-Busch, Nestlé Purina, Scottrade, Edward Jones, Panera Bread, Schnucks

It's the Gateway to the West and also to enticing new jobs for electrical engineers, communications managers and recruiters. The city offers more free major visitor attractions than any place outside of Washington, D.C., plus you can thank its hosting of the 1904 World's Fair for the invention of the ice cream cone.

6. Memphis, Tennessee

Job Openings: 42,347
Median Base Salary: $41,200
Median Home Value: $119,700
Hot Jobs: Physical therapist, software engineer, maintenance technician
Major Companies: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, FedEx, AutoZone

Music enthusiasts will love living in the home to blues, soul and rock 'n' roll music. Legends including Elvis, B.B. King and Johnny Cash all recorded albums at the city's Sun Studio; or visit Graceland, the second-most visited private residence other than the White House.

7. Columbus, Ohio

Job Openings: 78,370
Median Base Salary: $45,000
Median Home Value: $162,500
Hot Jobs: Office manager, database administrator, restaurant manager
Major Companies: Nationwide, Crane Group, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Big Lots, Elmer's Products, NetJets

Columbus residents enjoy affordable living, friendly neighbors and tons of outdoor attractions, like the Scioto Mile (a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River) with interactive fountains and trails.

8. Cincinnati

Job Openings: 79,554
Median Base Salary: $44,673
Median Home Value: $152,600
Hot Jobs: Data engineer, medical assistant, account executive
Major Companies: Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Macy's, GE Aviation

Cinci hosts two major sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds — also the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball — and the Cincinnati Bengals. The city celebrates its rich German heritage with the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, thought to be the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich, and Bockfest, the oldest German-style bock-beer festival in the states.

9. Cleveland

Job Openings: 66,410
Median Base Salary: $43,000
Median Home Value: $134,600
Hot Jobs: Dev ops engineer, consultant, sales associate
Major Companies: Key Bank, Sherwin-Williams, American Greetings, Progressive Corporation, Vitamix

Are you sold on Ohio yet? Clevelanders enjoy a great food and beer scene and a manageable commute into the city. Get off the road and into the nearly 23,000 acres in 18 reservations offered by Cleveland Metroparks. Or if you're into the basketball scene, you've got LeBron on your side.

10. Louisville, Kentucky

Job Openings: 49,213
Median Base Salary: $40,138
Median Home Value: $148,600
Hot Jobs: Mechanical engineer, nurse manager, warehouse associate
Major Companies: KFC, Humana, Brown-Forman, Yum! Brands, Cafe Press, UPS, GE Appliances

There's more to Louisville than the Kentucky Derby, like the largest annual Beatles festival in the world — Abbey Road on the River — and a booming center for independent art, music and business. Check out the city's extensive parks system, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same man behind New York's Central Park.

If none of these metros strike your fancy, consider the cities where you can comfortably live on $50K a year (no kidding).

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