Arizona Jobs Requiring Some or No Experience

Fastest Growing and Most Common Job Openings

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If you need a job, and you don't have a lot of experience or a degree, here are the jobs that you are most likely to come across in Arizona, and in the greater Phoenix area in particular. These jobs may require work experience, or offer on-the-job training. Obviously, there are also some pretty high level, experienced people in these careers, but for the most part, these are the jobs where you'll find the most entry level opportunities in Arizona.

Because of the phenomenal growth of the area, you'll notice that jobs in the retail and service sectors are plentiful! Also, you'll see that customer service rep jobs are on the list, due to the high number of call centers in the Phoenix area.

Occupations in Arizona With the Most Job Openings

These Arizona jobs may require prior certification, work experience or on-the-job training. Some of these would be entry level positions. (2010)

  1. Customer Service Representatives
  2. Office Clerks, General
  3. First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  4. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  5. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
  6. Carpenters
  7. Receptionists and Information Clerks
  8. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  9. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  10. Security Guards
  11. Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  1. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
  2. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  3. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  4. Childcare Workers
  5. Electricians
  6. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  7. Team Assemblers
  8. Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
  1. Medical Secretaries
  2. Tellers
  3. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  4. Bill and Account Collectors
  5. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  6. Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Fastest Growing Occupations in Arizona

Arizona is one of the leading growth states in the country, so if you are planning a career move, or trying to decide on a career path, the following list of the fastest growing occupations in Arizona might be a good guide for you. These might not be the highest paying jobs in Arizona, but one of the advantages to many of these careers is that they are very likely to exist almost everywhere in the country, so you can take your experience with you when you move. Maybe you should consider training for a second career!

These are the occupations that do not require a college degree that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2010-2020 time period. A high school education is assumed.

  1. Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  2. Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  3. Stonemasons
  4. Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  5. Helpers--Electricians
  6. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
  7. Pest Control Workers
  8. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  1. Medical Secretaries
  2. Boilermakers
  3. Fence Erectors
  4. Floor Sanders and Finishers
  5. Electricians
  6. Physical Therapist Aides
  7. Tree Trimmers and Pruners
  8. Bicycle Repairers
  9. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  10. Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  11. Sheet Metal Workers
  12. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  13. Motorcycle Mechanics
  14. Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
  15. Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
  16. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  17. Tire Repairers and Changers

Arizona Occupations with the Most Openings

You may be the type of person who either has some advanced training or a degree, or you are planning your future and want to decide what kind of education to get to be in the best position for the Arizona job market.

These Phoenix-area jobs will require post-secondary training or an associate's degree.

(2010)

  1. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
  2. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  3. Social Science Research Assistants
  4. Dental Hygienists
  5. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  6. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
  7. Respiratory Therapists
  8. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  9. Industrial Engineering Technicians
  10. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  11. Forest and Conservation Technicians
  12. Mechanical Drafters
  13. Medical Equipment Repairers
  14. Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  15. Civil Engineering Technicians
  16. Physical Therapist Assistants
  17. Semiconductor Processors
  18. Radiation Therapists
  19. Architectural and Civil Drafters
  20. Chemical Technicians
  21. Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  22. Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  23. Air Traffic Controllers
  24. Dietetic Technicians
  25. Broadcast Technicians

Fastest Growing Arizona Occupations

These are the occupations requiring a bachelor's degree or higher that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2010-2020 time period. These Phoenix area jobs will require post-secondary training or an associate's degree.

  1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  2. Dental Hygienists
  3. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  4. Physical Therapist Assistants
  5. Radiation Therapists
  6. Medical Equipment Repairers
  7. Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  8. Respiratory Therapists
  9. Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
  10. Occupational Therapy Assistants
  11. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  12. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  13. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
  14. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  15. Social Science Research Assistants
  16. Mechanical Drafters
  17. Chemical Technicians
  18. Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  19. Industrial Engineering Technicians
  20. Environmental Engineering Technicians
  21. Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
  22. Geological and Petroleum Technicians
  23. Dietetic Technicians
  24. Civil Engineering Technicians
  25. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Occupations with the Most Openings in Arizona that Require a Degree

If you already have a degree and you are considering whether or not to continue your education, or you are simply planning ahead to determine which careers you would like to train for, here is information about the most common and fastest growing careers in Arizona that require advanced education. If you can do it, obtaining a degree could be well worth your while financially in the future.

These jobs require a degree or advanced degree in order to be qualified for the position. (2010)

  1. General and Operations Managers
  2. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  3. Accountants and Auditors
  4. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  5. Management Analysts
  6. Loan Officers
  7. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  8. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  11. Computer Systems Analysts
  12. Medical and Health Services Managers
  13. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  14. Software Developers, Systems Software
  15. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  16. Financial Managers
  17. Construction Managers
  18. Administrative Services Managers
  19. Computer Programmers
  20. Graphic Designers
  21. Software Developers, Applications
  22. Cost Estimators
  23. Personal Financial Advisors
  24. Coaches and Scouts
  25. Financial Analysts

Fastest Growing Occupations in Arizona Requiring a Degree

These are the occupations requiring a bachelor's degree or higher that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2010-2020 time period.

  1. Biomedical Engineers
  2. Cost Estimators
  3. Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  4. Personal Financial Advisors
  5. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  6. Interpreters and Translators
  7. Health Educators
  8. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  9. Athletic Trainers
  10. Exercise Physiologists
  11. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  12. Loan Officers
  13. Logisticians
  14. Software Developers, Systems Software
  15. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  16. Special Education Teachers, Middle School
  17. Coaches and Scouts
  18. Medical and Health Services Managers
  19. Database Administrators
  20. Financial Examiners
  21. Dietitians and Nutritionists
  22. Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
  23. Microbiologists
  24. Construction Managers
  25. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Highest Paying Jobs in Arizona

If you want to know which careers in Arizona offer the highest pay, here are the top 25. I have shown the average hourly salary for these jobs, based on 2010 data. You can't really just decide one day that you want a high paying career—who doesn't? But with education, planning, and hard work, you can become one of these highly paid professionals.

  1. Anesthesiologists $90+
  2. Internists, General $90+
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists $90+
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $90+
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $90+
  6. Psychiatrists $90+
  7. Surgeons $90+
  8. Family and General Practitioners $84.18
  9. Nurse Anesthetists $80.32
  10. Dentists, All Other Specialists $72.12
  11. Chief Executives $70.99
  12. Pediatricians, General $70.82
  13. Dentists, General $63.78
  14. Podiatrists $63.60
  15. Architectural and Engineering Managers $61.28
  16. Pharmacists $60.80
  17. Lawyers $55.53
  18. Computer and Information Systems Managers $54.27
  19. Law Teachers, Postsecondary $53
  20. Nurse Midwives $51.28
  21. Computer Hardware Engineers $50.69
  22. Marketing Managers $50.66
  23. Computer and Information Research Scientists $50.35
  24. Managers, All Other $50.35
  25. Optometrists $49.73