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.

Work in an Innovation Hub 

Ready to build your career designing high-tech solutions to the world’s greatest challenges? Look to Maryland, a high-tech hub that’s anchored by two booming metropolitan areas (Baltimore and Washington D.C.) with tech-centered suburbs in between.

Whether you want to fight our nation’s enemies working in national security; develop life-saving vaccines; or help our tech startups make it big, Maryland is the place to do it.   


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