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These Texas hubs rank among the best cities to start a career this year

These Texas hubs rank among the best cities to start a career

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Your new career begins in Texas. Courtesy photo

Graduation is upon us, which means it's time to talk about the future. And there's good news for those who wish to plant roots in Texas: A slew of Lone Star cities rank among the best places to start a career in 2016.

Starting a career comes with a greater level of commitment than simply finding a job, so WalletHub analyzed the quality of professional opportunities in the 150 most populous U.S. cities, plus quality of life.

San Antonio ranks No. 26 overall. There are 68 entry-level jobs per 100,000 residents ages 16 and older, and, at $2,919 per month, San Antonio offers the 25th highest median starting salary. Alamo City also boasts a low unemployment rate. Plus, our median annual income of $53,055 and affordable housing boost San Antonio's quality of life ranking.

Ten Texas cities appear in the top 30. Austin (No. 3), Houston (No. 9), Dallas (No. 17), and Fort Worth (No. 21) make strong showings, and Houston boasts the highest starting salary in the nation.


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