WalletHub used metrics to rank 150 cities in terms of finding a job. Two components were considered: job market and socioeconomic environment. The former counted for two-thirds of the overall ranking and included job opportunities, employment growth and median monthly salary, among other things. The latter included commuting time, benefits, housing affordability and other lifestyle considerations.
U.S. News considered the best jobs and even broke them down by category. Among the factors used to rank the jobs were median salary, work-life balance, stress level and prospects for growth.
The top 5 jobs for 2015 are: dentist, nurse practitioner, software developer, physician and dental hygienist.
In the business sector, insurance agent ranked seventh behind market research analyst, marketing manager, accountant, operations research analyst, financial advisor and logistician.
Armed with an idea of which jobs offer the best prospects, take a look at the 10 best cities for jobs in 2015.
10. Plano, Texas
Job Market Rank: 33
Socioeconomic Environment Rank: 9
9. Scottsdale, Arizona
Job Market Rank: 37
Socioeconomic Environment Rank: 2
8. Salt Lake City
Job Market Rank: 4
Socioeconomic Environment Rank: 61
7. Omaha, Nebraska
Job Market Rank: 30
Socioeconomic Environment Rank: 5