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The Italian-speaking part of Switzerland also offers interesting opportunities. The median salary in the Canton of Ticino is higher than in other small Swiss cantons, amounting to 75,259 CHF (median calculated from 1,031 salary details of jobup.ch users). The most attractive cities for finding a job are Bellinzona (the capital), Ascona, Locarno, Lugano, Chiasso and Mendrisio.
The areas offering the best salaries in Ticino are: Retail business, Plant / Machine / Metal construction and Healthcare. To get a job in this region, a command of Italian is almost indispensable, and speaking another national language is an asset. The cost of living is lower than in French and German speaking Switzerland. Finally, it is not for nothing that Ticino is a popular tourist destination: its sunshine, lakes and mountains are reminiscent of Italy and its dolce vita.