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Throughout our 50 years of moving people around the world, whether it’s to be closer to family or to make a new family – we’ve found more and more people are the leaving the UK behind to boost their career, with America being a popular destination.

New YorkThe USA not only offers a range of job opportunities, but an exciting yet familiar lifestyle and culture to the UK. With over two million expats from around the world making it their home, the USA is also a cultural melting pot.

If you are relocating to the States for brighter work opportunities, take a look at these six cities:

New York

The Big Apple, renowned for its financial and legal institutions on Wall Street, to being a hub for the global media sector – leading the way with the newest innovations.

New York also has more lawyers, doctors, teachers, and people who work in arts and entertainment than any other US city. Socially, going out to bars is considered part of the ‘work hard, play hard’ etiquette, with over 200 bars in East Village alone.

Austin

The Texas city recently hailed as America’s fastest growing metropolis, offers a range of careers paths within its established technology industry.

The hub for the world’s biggest technology brands such as Apple, Samsung and IBM – the sector currently employs 120,000* IT professionals from across the world.

Houston

Houston, another prosperous Texas city, offers opportunities in its 24 Fortune 500 companies*, the majority based in the energy sector.

Home to NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, the hub for futuristic research and development, and a number of oil and gas companies, the job opportunities in Houston are second to none.

Los Angeles

Even though New York maybe renowned for its financial district on Wall Street, Los Angeles is home to dozens of influential financial institutions too. On par with financial hotspots in Tokyo and London too, the City of Angels not only offers dream career breaks but a vibrant lifestyle too.

Seattle

Known as the USA’s ‘best kept secret’, Seattle boasts innovative, environmentally green technology companies with promising job opportunities and a laid-back lifestyle to boot.

The city’s beautiful mountain setting and mild climate offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor pursuits – what better way to kick back from a day’s work.

Chicago

Chicago is a major employer in the health sector, with over 20 teaching hospitals and half-a-dozen medical schools – the city a hot bed of young professionals. The regenerated South Side of the city is now known for its vibrant arts scene and creative gastronomy.

If you’d like to find out more about relocating across the pond to America, check out our settling in tips.

*Source: http://www.emigrate.co.uk/news/20140902-10160_six-best-us-cities-for-career-advancement

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