Mesa Job Outlook: Top Growing Career Opportunities in Mesa, Arizona

With a population of nearly 500,000, Mesa, Arizona, is the 38th largest city in the United States and the 3rd largest in Arizona. How does Mesa rate for jobs? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Mesa and its surrounding area had an unemployment rate of only 4.7% in December 2015. Read the following article to find out about the top employers and the fastest-growing careers in Mesa, Arizona.

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Mesa Overview

Located in Maricopa County, Mesa, Arizona has earned a number of honors. In 2015, Money Magazine rated Mesa as the best big city in the Southwest in which to live. Criteria used in this determination included education, the housing market, affordability and residential real estate. In addition, Bizjournals announced that in 2016, Arizona State University opened a second campus in Mesa.

Largest Employers

As reported the city's official website and based on information from the Phoenix Business Journal, the following were the largest employers in Mesa as of December 2014:

  • Banner Health Systems
  • Mesa Public Schools
  • The Boeing Company
  • City of Mesa
  • Maricopa County Government
  • Maricopa Community College
  • Aviall, Inc.
  • Empire Southwest
  • CBI Medical and Behavioral Health

Fastest-Growing Occupations

According to the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, the following occupations were projected to be among the fastest growing in the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale area between 2012 and 2022:

  • Painters, Construction and Maintenance
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Construction Managers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Claims Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Personal Financial Advisors
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