Wondering where to make your next career move? You may want to pack your bags and head to the Southwest. Relocating to Arizona comes with tons of benefits, but most of all, it’s one of the nation’s best states to settle down. Nine cities in Arizona earned a spot on the WalletHub list of “Best Places To Find A Job In 2019”. And more impressively, Scottsdale, AZ ranks first for the entire United States! Next up is Chandler with a commendable spot at number 10.
The highest-ranking city outside of Arizona is San Francisco (ranked 3rd). Take a look at the best places to find a job in Arizona.
Arizona Cities Top The List of the Best Places to Find a Job In 2019
In general, the Phoenix metro has dominated lists for top job and population growth across the country. While the city itself is a great place to find a job, the surrounding cities have truly helped put the area on the map. Here are some of the country’s best contenders when it comes to employing top talent!
The booming healthcare and finance sectors — combined with well established individuals and families living in Scottsdale — makes it a huge hub for employment and came in at number one on the list. The largest employer in Scottsdale is HonorHealth (Scottsdale Healthcare). Others include Vanguard, CVS Health, Mayo Clinic and GoDaddy’s headquarters.
Chandler, Arizona came in at number 10 on WalletHub’s list this year, thanks to high scores for the strength of its job market as well as favorable socioeconomic conditions for workers. The largest employer in Chandler is Intel. And other top employers include Keap (formally Infusionsoft), Bank of America, and PayPal.
Ranked number 14, Tempe is home to Arizona State University, recognized as the #1 university in the United States for innovation. Other employers in Tempe include GoDaddy’s Global Technology Center, Direct Energy, Freedom Financial, Insight and many more.
Located east of Phoenix and coming in at number 39, Gilbert has a cozy downtown, but also boasts large employers like the Gilbert Unified School District, Banner Health, Fry’s Food Stores, Dignity Health, Walmart and another GoDaddy campus. Despite this city’s quiet agricultural history, Gilbert actually boasts the highest median household income in the country.
Ranked number 41, this west Phoenix city has some large employers as well, including the Peoria Unified School District and the City of Peoria, along with several other contractors and retirement centers (again, indicative of the demographics and job market).
Additional metro Phoenix cities that made the list of 182 US cities ranked by WalletHub include Mesa (65), Phoenix (53) and Glendale (68). And just two hours south of Phoenix, Tucson landed at 105 on the list.
If you’re asking yourself, “Is Phoenix a good place to find a job?”, this year’s WalletHub list is pretty solid proof. Not to mention Arizona’s beautiful weather (well, with some hot summer temps) and reasonable cost of living – significantly less than San Francisco. Building your career in metro Phoenix, also dubbed the Silicon Desert, provides for more disposable income than working in Silicon Valley, 296 days of sunshine each year and an average winter temperature of 60 degrees. In fact, those moving from California to Arizona have made up the majority of the desert’s outside growth in recent years.