Financial technology SmartAsset has determined which U.S. cities offer the best career opportunities, and Provo has been ranked #3 in the nation!
Here’s what SmartAsset says about us: “Provo is a great place to secure a new job or launch a new career. For one, the total number of jobs in the area jumped 4.4% from 2016-2017. That’s the 12th-highest rate of increase in the study, suggesting there is plenty of opportunity in Provo. Provo also has one of the highest rates of educational, guidance, school and vocational counselors in our study at 4.51 per 1,000 workers. Provo is a leading center for technology companies and tech development. It is home to the world headquarters of Novell, a software company founded in 1979. It has three “unicorn” tech startups, privately funded businesses that have an estimated valuation of over $1 billion. But the region’s economic successes are not strictly limited to technology. It also has a burgeoning healthcare industry and two major universities in Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University.”
Provo scored well in other metrics as well, like income growth. On average late-career workers earn about 43% more than early-career workers in Provo, the fifteenth-largest difference in the study.
Complete details on the study can be found here: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/the-top-10-cities-for-career-opportunities-in-2017