Depending on where you are in your career, this might be good news or bad news: Phoenix is one of the top cities for entry-level jobs.
This is according to Indeed, the job-hunting website, which scanned its own listings for this result.
Phoenix had the 10th-most listings for entry-level jobs, behind these nine cities: Washington DC, New York, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
Phoenix is also one of only two cities on that list (Atlanta being the other) where the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is less than $1,000.
Among the most popular entry-level jobs, the average salaries range from $22,000 (manufacturing) to $72,000 construction project engineer.
Of course, as job-seekers would know, the phrase "entry level" is essentially the lie of the decade, as just about everyone has encountered a listing for an "entry level" job that requires two to five years of experience.
Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.