Sometimes the perfect job can take you further than your backyard. And while a new job and a new city can be a bit scary, we’re here to make the transition a bit easier with our 10-part blog series on some of the best places to work in major cities around the United States. Plus, offer insight into which majors they’re looking for. First up: Denver, Colorado and why it’s one of the best places to work.
Making Your Move to the “Mile-High City”
With a population of 2,651,392, Denver sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains and has recently seen an influx of millennials moving to the area. In fact, they are migrating to Denver in such large numbers, they have officially outpaced the baby boomers in the city’s workforce. Some of this is in part to the city’s strong startup opportunities. But there are also many well-established companies looking for employees to fill their roster. According to Business Insider, the median annual salary for Denver is $53,060. And the benefits of moving to Denver aren’t all monetary. Employers often encourage their employees to get outside and enjoy the beauty the state has to offer—some companies even provide ski passes! Overall, the work environment tends to be more relaxed and with an increased focus on improving public transportation your commute should be stress-free as well.
Top Places to Work in Denver
Colorado has the third fastest-growing economy in the U.S., with the most growth in mining, government, construction, leisure and hospitality, retail trade, education and health services industries.
Large Company – USAA
Although headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the Denver location of this financial services and insurance company employs almost 2,000 employees. USAA is one of the only fully integrated financial services organizations in America and provides a full range of highly competitive financial products and services to the military community and their families.
As for majors that will flourish with this company, the breakdown is as follows:
- IT jobs: Computer Science, Engineering, and Information Systems
- Business jobs: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Management
- Quantitative jobs: Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Economics, and Data/Analytics
Keep in mind USAA has an enterprise-wide summer internship program in most areas of the company. The internship serves as a hiring pipeline for entry-level positions into the enterprise.
Midsize Company – Physician Health Partners
Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Physician Health Partners (PHP) focuses on improving the healthcare delivery for 300,000 Coloradans. PHP is a vibrant and innovative company whose goal is to improve the health outcomes and experience for their patients, while managing the associated costs. It was founded over 20 years ago by primary care physicians and physicians still govern the company today.
It should come as no surprise that the majors this company are looking to hire deal heavily with healthcare. Specifically, Nursing (RN or BSN), Social Work (clinical, licensed, and master’s), Health Administration, Science, and Public Health.
Small Company – GoSpotCheck
Speaking of startups… at five years young, GoSpotCheck develops mobile software used by retailers and packaged goods companies. The software allows retail managers and field salespeople to track sales activity, document shelf placement, keep track of marketing campaigns and document competitive activity.
While positions will vary, overall the company seems to be looking for graduates in Human Resources, Software Engineering/Development, and Data Analytics.
Share in the comments if Denver is a city you would consider moving to.
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