Even if you begin the program as a long-distance commuter, you may find yourself choosing to relocate to the Bay Area. Indeed, the potential to leverage a Berkeley MBA into a career move to the Bay Area, whether with a current employer or through a new position, is an objective many students share. They recognize the advantages the region offers them, as well as their partners and families.
Working in the Bay Area
- If the Bay Area were a nation, it would be the world’s 19th largest economy.
- Our unemployment rate is just over 2%—close to half the national rate.
- Private sector salaries are the highest in the nation.
- In the tech sector, Bay Area salaries are 11% to 16% higher than elsewhere in the U.S.
From tech titans and startups to innovators in the financial, healthcare, consumer goods, and energy sectors, the Bay Area offers a wealth of career opportunities. For example, thirteen of the top 20 firms on LinkedIn’s 2018 list of Top Companies Where the U.S. Wants to Work are headquartered here or have a Bay Area presence.
Living in the Bay Area
From cosmopolitan city life to family-friendly towns, you’ll find a community to suit you.
Behind the postcard views, the Bay Area is a vibrant, creative, energetic place to live. You can take in world-class theatre and museums, or take a hike along the beach or in the East Bay hills. Restaurants abound, as do opportunities to explore wineries, breweries, and even cideries. And within a day’s drive you can be in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, or the Monterey Peninsula.