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Top 25 Fastest-Growing Careers

Projected for period 2002-2012, these Arizona jobs are expected to grow the fastest during selected time period.

  1. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  2. Medical assistants
  3. Physician assistants
  4. Medical records and health information technicians
  5. Respiratory therapy technicians
  6. Dental hygienists
  7. Respiratory therapists
  8. Dental assistants
  9. Home health aides
  10. Physical therapist aides
  11. Demonstrators and product promoters
  12. Physical therapist assistants
  13. Radiation therapists
  14. Social and human service assistants
  15. Surgical technologists
  16. Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
  17. Epidemiologists
  18. Registered nurses
  19. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
  20. Occupational therapists
  21. Physical therapists
  22. Medical and public health social workers
  23. Occupational therapist assistants
  24. Medical equipment preparers
  25. Nuclear medicine technologists

Top 25 Arizona Jobs With The Most Openings

For the same period of 2002-2012, these are the occupations that are projected to have the largest number of job openings.

  1. Cashiers, except gaming
  2. Retail salespersons
  3. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
  4. Waiters and waitresses
  5. Registered nurses
  6. Customer service representatives
  7. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
  8. Office clerks, general
  9. Carpenters
  10. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
  11. Postsecondary teachers
  12. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
  13. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
  14. General and operations managers
  15. Receptionists and information clerks
  16. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
  17. Elementary school teachers, except special education
  18. First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers
  19. Medical assistants
  20. Maids and housekeeping cleaners
  21. Stock clerks and order fillers
  22. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
  23. Teacher assistants
  24. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
  25. Food preparation workers

Top 25 Jobs in Arizona With The Largest Employment

Based on 2002 statistics, these are the occupations with the largest employed workforce.

  1. Retail salespersons
  2. Cashiers, except gaming
  3. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
  4. Customer service representatives
  5. Office clerks, general
  6. Waiters and waitresses
  7. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
  8. Registered nurses
  9. Carpenters
  10. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
  11. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
  12. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
  13. General and operations managers
  14. Postsecondary teachers
  15. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
  16. First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers
  17. Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive
  18. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
  19. First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers
  20. Elementary school teachers, except special education
  21. Stock clerks and order fillers
  22. Maids and housekeeping cleaners
  23. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
  24. Construction laborers
  25. Teacher assistants

Top 50 Highest-Paid Arizona Jobs

In 2004, these are the occupations with the highest median hourly wages.

  1. Anesthesiologists ($70/hr>
  2. Family and General Practitioners ($70/hr)
  3. Internists, General (70/hr)
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists ($70/hr)
  5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ($70/hr)
  6. Orthodontists ($70/hr)
  7. Pediatricians, General ($70/hr)
  8. Surgeons ($70/hr)
  9. Psychiatrists ($69/hr)
  10. Dentists, General ($62/hr)
  11. Chief Executives ($60/hr)
  12. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other ($54/hr)
  13. Chiropractors $48/hr)
  14. Engineering Managers ($47/hr)
  15. Pharmacists $42/hr)
  16. Computer and Information Systems Managers ($42/hr)
  17. Air Traffic Controllers ($40/hr)
  18. Lawyers ($40/hr)
  19. Nuclear Technicians ($40/hr)
  20. Aerospace Engineers ($40/hr)
  21. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other ($39/hr)
  22. Physicists ($39/hr)
  23. Psychologists, All Other ($36/hr)
  24. Engineers, All Other ($36/hr)
  25. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software ($36/hr)
  26. Education Administrators, Postsecondary ($36/hr)
  27. Industrial Production Managers ($36/hr)
  28. General and Operations Managers ($35/hr)
  29. Optometrists ($34/hr)
  30. Electrical Engineers ($34/hr)
  31. Financial Managers ($34/hr)
  32. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ($34/hr)
  33. Marketing Managers ($34/hr)
  34. Podiatrists ($33/hr)
  35. Food Scientists and Technologists ($33/hr)
  36. Atmospheric and Space Scientists ($33/hr)
  37. Computer Software Engineers, Applications ($33/hr)
  38. Sales Managers ($33/hr)
  39. Mechanical Engineers ($33/hr)
  40. Radiation Therapists ($33/hr)
  41. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates ($32/hr)
  42. Dental Hygienists ($32/hr)
  43. Physician Assistants ($32/hr)
  44. Construction Managers ($32/hr)
  45. Managers, All Other ($32/hr)
  46. Real Estate Brokers ($32/hr)
  47. Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors ($32/hr)
  48. Industrial Engineers ($31/hr)
  49. Natural Sciences Managers ($31/hr)
  50. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School ($31/hr)
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