Wondering where to make your next career move? You may want to pack your bags and head to the southwest. Nine cities in Arizona earned a spot on the WalletHub list of Best Places To Find A Job In 2018. And more impressively, four fell into the Top 5 for the entire United States!
The highest-ranking city outside of Arizona is San Francisco (ranked 3rd). Take a look at the top cities to find a job in Arizona.
Arizona Cities Top The List Of The Best Places To Find A Job In 2018
Chandler, Arizona topped 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 Infusionsoft, Bank of America, and PayPal.
The booming healthcare and finance sectors — combined with older populations living in Scottsdale — makes it a huge hub for employment and came in at number 2 on the list. The largest employer in Scottsdale is HonorHealth (Scottsdale Healthcare). Others include Vanguard, CVS Health, Mayo Clinic and GoDaddy’s headquarters.
Ranked number 4, 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).
Located east of Phoenix and coming in at number 5, Gilbert has a quaint 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.
Ranked number 20, Tempe is home to Arizona State University, recognized as the #1 university in the US for innovation. Other employers in Tempe include GoDaddy’s Global Technology Center, Direct Energy, State Farm, Insight and many more.
Additional metro Phoenix cities that made the list of 182 US cities ranked by WalletHub include Mesa (56), Phoenix (61) and Glendale (81). And just two hours south of Phoenix, Tucson landed at 102 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 – 84% 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. Learn more great facts about Arizona in this great infographic.