Arizona Job and Career Search

Arizona is politically conservative state with an extremely business friendly environment. Consequently, it's a great place to raise a family, find job, launch a career, or start your own business.

Arizona Economy and Job Growth
Arizona has a gross state product of roughly $260 billion, making it one of the largest economies in the United States. Arizona's economy is larger than the economies of the countries Finland, New Zealand, and Ireland. Historically, copper, cotton, cattle, citrus fruits and tourism were the top industries in the state. Today, the largest industries in Arizona include health care, transportation and government. However, the copper mined from Arizona still accounts for two-thirds of the nation's total production.

The average income in Arizona is roughly $41,000, placing it at 39th in the nation. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the median household income is $50,500, just below the national mean.

The largest employer in Arizona the state government, with Wal-Mart coming in a close second. According to the Arizona Republic, an American daily newspaper in Phoenix, the largest private employers include those listed below.

Largest Private Sector Employers in Arizona
Employer Average monthly employment
Wal-mart 30,000+
Banner Health 28,500
Wells Fargo 14,000
Bank of America 13,000
McDonald's 12,800
Kroger Company 12,000
Apollo Group 12,000
Raytheon Co. 11,800
JP Morgan Chase 10,000
Honeywell International 9,800
Intel 9,700
Target 9,300
U.S. Airways 9,000
Catholic Healthcare West 8,300
Home Depot 8,000
Walgreen Co. 7,750
Safeway Stores Inc. 7,500
American Express 7,500
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 7,000
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. 7,000
Bashas' 6,700
Scottsdale Healthcare 6,600
UA Healthcare 6,000
Circle K 5,700
General Dynamics 5,000
Boeing Corporation 4,800
Carondelet Health Network 4,700
Mayo Foundation 4,600
CVS Caremark Corp. 4,500
Salt River Project 4,400
Costco Inc. 4,200
Abrazo Health Care 4,100
Albertsons Inc. 4,000
FedEx 4,000
Southwest Airlines 3,900
Marriott International 3,500
CenturyLink, Inc. 3,200
United Parcel Service 3,170
USAA 3,200
John C. Lincoln Health Network 3,200
Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. 3,000
IBM 3,000
Freescale Semiconductor 3,000
Cox Communications Inc. 3,000
TMC HealthCare 2,950
Verizon Wireless 2,900
Cigna HealthCare of AZ 2,900
Grand Canyon University 2,850
Starbucks Coffee Co. 2,800
Go Daddy Group Inc. 2,700
Largest Public Employers in Arizona
Employer Average monthly employment
University of Arizona 10,500
State of Arizona 8,900
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 8,500
Tucson Unified School District 6,700
U.S. Army Intelligence Center 6,300
Pima County 6,400
City of Tucson 4,900
Tohono O'odham Nation 4,400
United States Border Patrol 3,600
Pinal County 2,400
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