Austin has gotten pretty used to its status as a popular kid - constantly being ranked at or near the top of countless lists, such as "Best Places to Live," and "Best Place to Launch a Startup."
But today we're hearing the results of a survey that shows tech workers don't rank Austin as No. 1 when it comes to job opportunities.
A survey of 501 people conducted by Indeed Prime, a specialty job site from Austin-based Indeed, showed that when tech workers were asked to rank cities according to their reputation as regions with good tech job opportunities, Austin ranked No. 6 behind tech mecca Silicon Valley, Seattle and Boston.
Here's the full ranking:
Ouch. On the one hand, it makes sense that Silicon Valley or Seattle would be ranked higher than Austin. But does Los Angeles really offer more and/or better tech job opportunities than Austin?
The survey also reveals that gaining experience working in Silicon Valley was more important to younger tech workers than older ones. More than 45 percent of people aged 18 to 34 considered working in Silicon Valley "important" or "very important." But older generations aren't as Silicon Valley-centric.
Also, tech startups are not as sought-after as you might think.
A majority of respondents said they were interested in working for a medium-sized company while only 11 percent said they wanted to work for a startup.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on why Austin may not be the best city for tech job opportunities. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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