These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Arizona For 2018

By Chris Kolmar
Mar. 1, 2018

Find a Job You Really Want In

When we normally think of Arizona things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Arizona.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Arizona job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Grand Canyon State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Arizona job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Management, as the best industry in Arizona.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Arizona

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Management $100,940 148,850
2 Computer And Mathematical $80,250 93,410
3 Architecture And Engineering $82,620 47,570
4 Office And Administrative Support $36,240 458,420
5 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $77,430 151,640
6 Business And Financial Operations $66,140 138,200
7 Legal $95,280 19,070
8 Community And Social Service $43,940 42,050
9 Education, Training, And Library $45,670 138,750
10 Protective Service $45,680 80,960
11 Personal Care And Service $25,490 93,810
12 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,760 19,470
13 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $22,940 14,390
14 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $49,520 30,670
15 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,680 107,240
16 Production And Manufactoring $36,540 110,860
17 Sales $35,740 295,380
18 Construction And Extraction $43,800 106,930
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $23,110 255,070
20 Transportation $35,770 156,610
21 Healthcare Support $31,740 64,660
22 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $25,810 78,980

Summing up the best industries in Arizona

There you have it; Management is the best industry to be in if you live around Arizona.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Industry ranks as the worst in Arizona mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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