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Austin is a Top City for Tech Pros Looking to Start their Careers


According to research by CompTIA, Austin, Texas, is the No. 3 best city for tech pros to jumpstart their careers in due to its affordability and quality of life, among other things.

When locating the top 20 best tech towns, researchers analyzed metropolitan areas with the highest demand for tech workers. Then those areas were ranked based off of cost of living, number of open IT positions, and projected job growth for the next five years.

Austin earned its top 3 ranking for a handful of reasons, including an expected 5-year growth of 15 percent in IT jobs.

“A diverse and progressive city, Austin boasts a long list of attractive features for tech pros looking to put down roots — a thriving music scene, a foodie destination, great schools, and a projected 5-year increase in IT jobs that rivals the Bay Area.”


The Texas capital had 37,551 IT job postings between August 2017-July 2018, and the cost of living is 3.4 percent lower than the national average. Some of the companies hiring in Austin include Dell, Apple, Amazon, IBM, etc.

[Via CompTIA]

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