Last year was an incredibly strong year for the job market and though we are only a few days into 2019 a recession still seems far off. The Labor Market showed a major bounce back in December with the addition of 312,000 jobs despite the stock market upheavals. The most gains were seen in construction, manufacturing, health care and leisure and hospitality.
However, certain cities may have more lucrative opportunities than others which is why Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs in January using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.
Check them out — and click through to see which cities and their job openings that might be right for you.
Jobs available: 31,397
Sample job: Senior Firmware Engineer
2. New York, NY
Jobs available: 24,374
Sample job: Marketing Project Manager
Jobs available: 17,430
Sample job: Lead Angular Developer
4. Boston, MA
Jobs available: 14,443
Sample job: Wealth Strategist
Jobs available: 13,358
This sunny city has plenty of jobs available in finance, sales, and content marketing. Check out these jobs in and around Los Angeles.
Sample job: Chief Enterprise Architect
6. Chicago, IL
Jobs available: 12,098
Sample job: Engineering Manager
Jobs available: 9,592
There are more companies than Amazon in Seattle. In fact, Seattle has the most tech jobs with more than 33,000 openings in 2016 and 2017. This is more than double San Francisco’s during those years. Check out these jobs in and around Seattle.
Sample job: Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs
8. Dallas–Fort Worth, TX
Jobs available: 8,885
Sample job: Compliance Manager
Jobs available: 8,461
One of our nation’s most historic cities is looking to hire in many different industries. Plus good news! According to new data, Pennsylvania is one of the most fun states to live in. Check out these jobs in and around Philadelphia.
Sample job: Pediatrician
10. Atlanta, GA
Jobs available: 7,695
Atlanta ranked 18th on WalletHub’s list, 16th for job market and 49th for socioeconomics. Check out these jobs in and around Atlanta.
Sample job: Pediatric Institute Epileptologist
11. Denver, CO
Jobs available: 6,287
Though Denver’s tech scene is getting a lot of attention, their retail and restaurant industries are also actively hiring which helped them rank 13th on WalletHub’s list. Check out these jobs in and around Denver.
Sample job: Director of Orthopedic Surgery
12. Houston, TX
Jobs available: 5,213
Houston added 7,100 jobs in October and added 6,300 jobs in September dropping the unemployment rate down to 3.8%. Check out these jobs in and around Houston.
Sample job: Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Manager
13. Austin, TX
Jobs available: 4,603
Texas added 14,000 jobs in November and 365,000 jobs total in 2018. Check out these jobs in and around Austin.
Sample job: Immigration Staff Attorney
Jobs available: 4,593
Zip Recruiter called Minneapolis the best job market for those who want to work with small to medium-sized businesses. Check out these jobs in and around Minneapolis.
Sample job: Marketing Manager
15. Baltimore, MD
Jobs available: 4,023
With Amazon building new headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, Baltimore could see a major job boom.
Sample job: Hotel Construction Project Manager