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.

Austin, Texas 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 the Lone Star capital proved that by scoring a top 10 spot in both "professional opportunities" and "quality of life." Austin also features some of the highest monthly starting salaries along with Houston and Fort Worth.

In addition, Texas landed several other cities in the top 50 on the list... Irving (25), San Antonio (27), Dallas (39), Fort Worth (41), and Plano (45).

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