Written by: Mark Rutstein
A recent survey by CareerBliss.com found that Washington, DC is the third best city for young professionals.
Here are the 10 happiest cities for young professionals:
1. San Jose, Calif.
2. San Francisco, Calif.
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Chicago, Ill.
5. San Diego, Calif.
6. Riverside, Calif.
7. Philadelphia, Pa.
8. Houston, Texas
9. Phoenix, Ariz.
10. Boston, Mass.
Local blog Borderstan.com agreed by pointing out some of the great things DC has to offer saying,
“Myriad of Networking Opportunities
DC’s young professionals are driven, and while that’s sometimes an annoyance, it also means that you can take advantage of every encounter as a networking opportunity. I’ve found that DC is a hotbed of professional development and networking groups.
As a young arts professional, I’m engaged with Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC and Emerging Arts Leaders of DC, both of which host happy hours, workshops, and conferences.
Kickball. Bocce. Running. Trivia. Even a competitive karaoke league and a drunken spelling bee. DC’s young professionals play as hard as they work, so no matter what your interest, you can find a group that is combining your activity of choice with drinks and social interaction.
You’re in the “Center” of the Country
DC is an important city, which makes it an exciting place to be. In just one week, I volunteered inside the World Bank and attended a congressional briefing in the Capital Building. Where else in the country can you go to so many important places, places that people all over the world are reading about and may never be able to visit?
And as bothersome as a motorcade might be, how many other young professionals get to say that they were “this close” to the President?
To determine which U.S. cities have the happiest young pros, CareerBliss asked 45,000 young employees to evaluate 10 factors that contribute to workplace happiness (growth opportunities, compensation, company culture, etc.). The professionals ranked each factor on a five-point scale, and CareerBliss combined the numbers to find an overall happiness level for each respondent. It then sorted respondents by location to find which cities had the happiest workers.”
–Mark Rutstein | DC Real Estate Agent–
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