If you (or someone you know) is looking for a job in Tucson, this page will help!
You'll find information about average salaries, largest employers, and the current job market, along with tips to find local jobs.
This page will also be regularly updated with any job-related events: job fairs, hiring events, career expos, resume workshops, and audition opportunities.
The three largest employers in Tucson are:
Together, they employ more than 34,000 people.
There are approximately 15,000 people employed at the University of Arizona.
As of August 2021, there were approximately 670 current job openings.
Currently, the most needed types of employees, in descending order, are:
University staff opportunities range from dining services, facilities, and administrative support to accountants, business managers, and director level positions.
Each hiring department establishes position requirements. Note that some instructor or lecturer positions may only require a Master’s degree and related professional experience.
TIPS FOR GETTING A JOB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Endeliza Ramos, a representative of HR Recruitment and Outreach, gives this advice: "Tailor your application materials to showcase your experience and skills related to the position requirements. It is also important to know that many candidates may meet minimum requirements so distinguish yourself by sharing your interest in the role, knowledge of the UA, and knowledge of the hiring department. You can learn a great amount of information by familiarizing yourself with the posting and conducting research on the university’s website."
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, we enable employees to deliver, experience, and create more; deliver more for customers, experience more in their career, and create a future that’s more of their making.
There are approximately 12,745 people employed at Raytheon Missiles & Defense with 1,900 job openings.
Primary talent needs fall is within the Engineering (electrical, software, mechanical, industrial, systems design & architecture) Operations, Supply Chain and Digital Technology fields.
TIPS FOR GETTING A JOB AT RAYTHEON MISSILES & DEFENSE
"If you see a job that is a good fit, apply quickly. We receive thousands of applicants and review them in sequential order of when they are submitted. Second, be sure your resume reflects all the skills listed as 'required' such as education requirements, minimum years of experience, and anything specific to the role. Finally, if you don’t get a call for an interview, please try again. While we look at previous applicants and aspire to match people with jobs that become available, the volume of applicants prevent us from doing so every time. If another job opens up that seems to be a fit, apply again."
Information about civilian employment opportunities at Davis-Monthan can be found here.
Other medium to large employers in Tucson include:
If you are a teacher or are seeking a career in the educational arena, there are many public, private, and charter schools in Tucson.
The unemployment rate is on-par with the national average so you may not have trouble finding a job depending on your education level, qualifications, and/or areas of expertise.
As reported by U.S. News & World Report, salaries are slightly lower in Tucson (average: $44,560/yr) compared to the national average of $49,630. That being said, many people argue that the cost of living and the housing market is also lower in Tucson so you may be able to have a comfortable home and lifestyle even with a smaller income.
Most of the following tips would be applicable in any city. If you are currently job-hunting, be sure to:
You may also want or need to pursue an advanced degree, certificate, or additional education to make yourself more marketable. While there are a number of trade and industry-specific colleges, you will probably want to begin your degree search at The University of Arizona or Pima Community College. Grand Canyon University, headquartered in Phoenix, also offers numerous online degree programs.
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