Your Best Life Starts Here Work in Maryland, and you’ll have high-paying jobs and endless opportunity. Live in Maryland, and you’ll find, well, everything you could ever want.

Job Options & Flexibility

So you’re starting a career or thinking of changing jobs... Career moves are exciting, but awfully uncertain. While we can’t remove all uncertainty from a major life change, we can guarantee that in Maryland, the options for your career are endless. 

What do options look like in Maryland? It looks like two major metropolitan areas (Baltimore and Washington D.C.) that are just 40 miles apart, with booming suburbs in between. It means a density of high-tech federal jobs, all within arm's reach of thousands of private sector companies in industries like biohealth, aerospace and cybersecurity.

Want to add a big name to your resume? With companies like Under Armour and Marriott here, that’s possible too. And let’s not forget about a growing network of tech startups, and some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities.


You Are Welcome Here 

Diversity and equal opportunity is something you’ll find across Maryland communities. Don’t believe us? Ask Bloomberg, which placed Maryland at the top of its U.S. Gender-Equality Leadership Ranking for three years running. Or ask Entrepreneur, which places Baltimore among the top cities for minority entrepreneurs. 

Our population isn’t just diverse, it’s educated. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Marylanders hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, putting the state among the top three most educated states.


The Wall Street Journal named Baltimore one of the 3 "Best U.S. Cities for Recent College Graduates."??

Never a Dull Moment

Hike Maryland mountains one weekend, and surf Ocean City’s waves the next. If you still have the energy the following weekend, New York City is just a two-hour train ride away.

And on more low-key weekends, explore Maryland’s evolving craft brewery scene, including Guinness’ only U.S. brewery. Or, explore Baltimore’s eclectic food options, prominently on display at R. House, a 350-seat food hall that’s serving as a launching pad for the area’s most exciting chefs.  

In to music? Catch some of music’s biggest names at Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the center of Columbia’s growing business and entertainment district. 

Yes, You Can Afford It

Believe it or not, you can afford to live here. 

Maryland boasts the highest median household income across the states, while offering living costs that are significantly lower than other high-tech urban centers like San Francisco and New York City. Realty website RedFin took notice of Maryland's affordability when it named three Maryland neighborhoods in its list of the nation's top ten hottest, affordable neighborhoods. 

And innovative programs, like the Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit and the SmartBuy program are helping Marylanders tackle the financial constraints of student loan debt. 

Career Resources

What are you waiting for? Explore these resources to help you land your dream job in Maryland.

Kerrie Carden - No Link "You will get much better housing prices. You will get opportunities to experience growth of a really exciting area." Kerrie Carden, Director of Student Ventures, Fast Forward U, Johns Hopkins University