Tampa is one of the top cities to start a career. This is good news for graduates here in the area. A big decision is made this time of year as many are graduating from school and college if they are going to stay living here. Well, it sounds like staying in Tampa to start your career is a good idea.
This list just came out from Wallethub on the best and worst cities to start a career. They compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities. They examined each city based on 26 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability.
Right now, there is currently an employment shortage and many places are eager to hire. In fact, employers plan to hire 14.7% more graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022.
Tampa, FL came in at #5 on the list with a total score of 62.17. Other cities in the area, St. Petersburg is #43, Orlando is #2 and Atlanta is the number one spot to live in to start a career. Austin, TX is number one on the list for the highest paying monthly average starting salary.
See the full list HERE
Tampa Bay Beach In The Top 5 Of Best Beaches In The U.S.
A list of the best beaches in the U.S. has come out and there is a Tampa Bay beach in the Top 5. This comes from Dr. Beach, who picks the best beaches in the country. Dr. Beach’s real name is Stephen Leatherman. He is a professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Florida International University. This is the 33rd year he’s rated the best of America’s 650 public beaches.
So, how does Dr. Beach come up with his list? He ranks the beaches based on 50 criteria. There is a focus on safety and cleanliness, whether lifeguards are present, level of development, and crowding. He also gives bonus points for beaches that ban smoking.
Since Dr. Beach lives in Florida he knows there are many great beaches in our beautiful state. Only two beaches in Florida made the Top 10 and both of them are in the Top 5. One Florida beach is the #1 overall beach and that is St. George Island in the Florida panhandle. The other Florida beach is right here in the Tampa Bay area and that is Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin/Clearwater. Caladesi comes in at #4 on the list.
Below is the list of Top 10 best beaches in the U.S.