Phoenix Career Guide: Fastest Growing Phoenix, AZ Careers

If you are looking for a place to start or change a career, you may want to consider Phoenix, Arizona. This article provides brief population and economic facts, a list of the largest employers and an occupation projections list for the Phoenix area.

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Overview

Phoenix is the most populated of any United States capital, according to the Washington Post. Located in Maricopa County, the city is also the 5th largest city in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a civilian labor force of more than 2.3 million and an unemployment rate of 4.1% in March 2018. The mean hourly wage for the metropolitan area is $23.80 as of May 2017.

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  • Agriculture
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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Largest Employers

As the Phoenix metro continues to grow, so do its largest employers. Technology, healthcare, and financial companies are increasing in quantity and size throughout Arizona. According to azcentral.com, a local news website for Arizona, the following are the top 10 largest employers throughout the state as of April 2018.

  • Banner Health
  • Wal-Mart
  • Kroger Co.
  • Wells Fargo & Co.
  • McDonald's Corp.
  • Albertsons Companies
  • Raytheon Co.
  • HonorHealth
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Intel Corp.

Fastest-Growing Jobs

Phoenix has a growing sector of physical labor jobs. According to Arizona's Office of Economic Opportunity, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations in the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Region region over the 2014-2024 decade:

  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  • Helpers - Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Millwrights
  • Helpers - Electricians
  • Elevator Installers and Repairers
  • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  • Helpers - Carpenters
  • Roofers
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