Top Hiring Industries in Arizona

The Arizona job market is constantly changing. It’s always growing, especially with new companies moving in to the state and expanding local businesses. Based off current trends these are the top hiring industries in Arizona and a few tips to help you stand out in the industry you’re interested in!

Food Service/Culinary

With new restaurants popping up at every corner, the food service industry in Arizona is great place to start a career. Make your resume standout by showcasing your customer service skills and any other relevant industry experience you may have. This could be past retail positions or any position where you interacted with people on a regular basis.


Retail stores are a great place to start your job search. Grocery stores and other retail locations, like department and home improvement stores, are always looking for new employees. Similarly, with the food service industry, customer service skills are a great tool to showcase in the hiring process.


Hospitality is another huge industry in Arizona with resorts and other destination spots throughout the state. Your personality is extremely important in this field. You need strong communication skills and enjoy talking to people/customers throughout the work day. If you have applicable experience, your resume will get you in the door, but how you show your skills and your personality in the interview will land you the job.


Healthcare is one of top industries for growth in Arizona due a large amount of open positions and the quality of the jobs. The great thing about this industry is you don’t necessarily need a degree or a lot of experience. An entry-level healthcare position is a great place to start your career and the skills you will learn will be transferrable to other growing industries in the Valley.


Clerical positions are available in a variety of different industries, from non-profits to large corporations, and are a great way to get your foot in the door in a company in your interested. Hiring managers are typically looking for candidates with basic computer and organization skills, and those with a friendly personality.


Custodial or housekeeping positions are great opportunities for those job seekers who don’t have a lot of experience in a specific field. These positions are a great way to build people skills and gain that work experience.  Plus, these jobs are available in a variety of different areas, from corporate centers to residential homes.


Transportation and Warehousing is an industry with a large variety of career options, from operating vehicles to supporting warehouse operations. Thisis  a great industry to explore is you have minimal experience as there is a lot of room for growth.

Non-Profit/Social Services

Positions in social services or the non-profit fields are great for those job seekers who are looking for meaningful work and who want help people. From helping the elderly to those with disabilities, there is a large variety of positons to choose from in this industry depending on your skillset. Finding an entry-level position in client services is a great way to build your experience and figure out if this is the career path for you.

Security/Protective Services

Security guards and other protective service occupations are available in a variety of areas, from public buildings to private businesses. Their main job responsibility is usually to protect property against potential threats, like theft and vandalism. Security positions are a great way to build experience and can lead to opportunities in other fields.

If you need help writing your resume to match a position your interested in, stop by a Goodwill Career Center and one our career advisors will help you create a resume that will stand out in the pile.