Graduation season is upon us. Unfortunately, Shreveport may not be the best place to start that lifelong career.

Students all across the country are walking across that commencement stage, each with stars in their eye and a dream in their heart. It's an exciting, momentous occasion that is well-earned. The next step is to land that dream job and begin your career. While that is easily done in some cities, it can be a struggle in others due to outside contributing factors.

WalletHub recently took a look at those factors and ranked 182 cities on their ability to help launch a career.

In their list of the Best and Worst Cities to Start a Career, WalletHub looked into 27 key metrics that contribute to the start of a career, like available entry-level jobs, monthly average salary, work diversity, and others. Ultimately they measured the "relative market strength and overall livability." In other words, this is a combo of moving up in your career and living in a place that brings you joy.

Denver, Colorado landed in the top 10 on this list, preforming particularly well in that combo mentioned above. The capital of any state certainly has it's perks and Denver proved that by scoring a top 20 spot in both "professional opportunities" and "quality of life." That success has rubbed off on its neighbors though.

Wyoming placed two cities on this list. Cheyenne came in at number 77, while Casper landed at number 103. While neither city was at the bottom of the list, there is work to be done to put us in the top 10.

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