Getting a job and working in Scottsdale means a wealth of opportunities await your search! And, it’s one of the best cities in the US to get a job.
You can be a new college grad or a seasoned pro. And, it’s a great place to be an entrepreneur and run a small business!
Are you looking for your first job, second act, or retirement career? Side gig or side hustle? Designing a job in the Creator Economy? Your dream job is here in Scottsdale!
Lots of strong companies are based here — or are hiring for jobs in Scottsdale. And they offer excellent jobs, pay, benefits, time off and other perks. Our city and employers are committed to diversity and accessibility.
Learn what’s so great about our work life and view tables of the best companies and jobs they offer. Whether you live here, nearby or are thinking of relocating and going remote — let’s find you work at the top companies hiring in Scottsdale! Or help you create your unique job where you’re the boss!
As Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area explode in growth, jobs are a big part of the wave. Scottsdale is a very desirable place to live — obviously. It’s beautiful, safe, clean, and well-run. Outdoor activities abound in the cooler months, as do indoor activities in the hot ones. We have exceptional schools and so much more to offer.
- Jobs and Affordable Housing in Scottsdale
- Why Companies Startup or Move to Scottsdale
- Scottsdale Entrepreneurs, Startups and Small Businesses
- Companies Based in Scottsdale
- Let’s Get To Work in Scottsdale
- More Jobs in Scottsdale
- Tuning up Your Scottsdale Job Search and Interview Skills
- Feeling Stuck About Work in Scottsdale?
- Working in Scottsdale Wrap Up
Jobs and Affordable Housing in Scottsdale
Housing options are excellent too, if you can afford them. Scottsdale’s becoming an expensive place to live. Before you fall head-over-heals in love with the city, here are things you should know.
For a long time, Arizona was an affordable place to live. But, the tradeoffs were lower-paying jobs. Today, many jobs are better and more plentiful, with better pay.
But, as our popularity grows, we’re in a time of rising housing prices, interest rates, and a shortage of homes. However, building of new luxury apartments is skyrocketing to meet the demand, as are the rents that go with them.
Apartments are great if you want a high-rise, no maintenance lifestyle, with lots of amenities. Maybe you aren’t looking to live here long-term or invest in a home. And, you may be okay with roomies to share expenses.
Is your dream instead to own a home here? If so, this will likely mean winning a highly-skilled job, like tech, healthcare, law or an executive role.
Doing your research and getting realistic about your options will be an important factor in moving to live and work in Scottsdale. Here is a fabulous demographic from our City for stats!
I’m here to help guide you, if you’re considering moving, whether you’re already here or thinking of moving to Scottsdale. Yep, I have a blog post on Moving to the West’s Most Western Town!
Why Companies Startup or Move to Scottsdale
Companies startup, move their offices, expand, and hire here for many reasons, including these, which make working in Scottsdale desirable:
A highly educated and qualified workforce.
It ranks in the top 10 US cities for the lowest catastrophic disaster risk.
We have enjoyed a good standard of living, with a lower cost of living compared with other major US cities, such as California. But this is changing, as I’ve said.
Our city is close to US and International markets via Sky Harbor Airport and our own Scottsdale Municipal Airport.
Arizona has traditionally had a climate favorable toward businesses, and we’re living in very fortunate times to work in Scottsdale!
Scottsdale Entrepreneurs, Startups and Small Businesses
Scottsdale has been name a Top 10 city to launch a startup company, as well as one of the best cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs.
If you are thinking about becoming and entrepreneur and starting a small business in Scottsdale, you need to know about Scottsdale HUUB:
It’s ‘a city-wide online community and resource center for small businesses brought together by the City of Scottsdale. Packed with free on-demand business tips from local experts and a 24/7 booking portal to hire the experts on your own time, you will never feel stuck again.’
They provide so many FREE resources, your head will spin with creative and innovative ideas for your business success!
Companies Based in Scottsdale
Several big companies have chosen to make Scottsdale their HQ or have opened significant centers here. This makes working in Scottsdale first-rate, with so many choices for your talents.
The big players include:
Their career pages and many more are in the tables below. Look for HQ in the Notes column. A note about Scottsdale HQ companies. Some companies have their HQ here, but there are no or few jobs located here. For example, Vitalant. I’ve omitted some of these companies from the tables and included others that are nearby, or exited but still do significant hiring in Scottsdale.
Let’s Get To Work in Scottsdale
In the tables I’ve built for you, I’ve tried to make sure they have strong career offerings in Scottsdale and Phoenix. And, that they have good career pages to navigate.
With many people working from home now, maybe there’s a remote job for you in Scottsdale that also includes having your HQ office here. Or not. There are many jobs in Scottsdale whether you telework, work at the office, or have a hybrid arrangement.
Here are separate tables for these roles, to make your search for work in Scottsdale easier:
- Healthcare jobs — see my blog below on this sector’s big focus here.
- Tech jobs — with tech in every company, look at healthcare and others for overlap.
- Distinct jobs — companies like insurance, finance and others.
More Jobs in Scottsdale
I’ve just scratched the surface of work in Scottsdale. We have a number of strong economic centers where jobs are clustered, with many small and medium-size businesses needing workers with your experience, skills, talents and enthusiasm. Here are my posts and mall job links to give you the lay of the land for your niche, even if you don’t know it yet:
- Healthcare corridor
- ASU Scottsdale Partnership
- Aviation Industrial Park
- Retail — the Malls: Quarter, Commons, Fashion SQ
- Resorts — a big sector in Scottsdale, with a table of their site links.
- Golf — also huge here, with a table of links to all the links.
Scottsdale is a great city due to the efforts of many people working very hard to make and keep it that way. There is abundant opportunity here. And, you may find as many of us do, that creating your own job and company is the best way to work here.
There’s work for you here, regardless of your stage in life. And, we need that special something you bring to town — you’re the Top Boss of your destiny and happiness!
Tuning up Your Scottsdale Job Search and Interview Skills
Has it been a while since you’ve spiffed up your résumé — or maybe it’s your very first time? It’s also a great idea to practice your interview skills, to stand out as the best candidate!
Feeling Stuck About Work in Scottsdale?
You’re not alone! A lot of us struggle with transitions in our work life, for lots of reasons. There’s nothing to feel bad about. You’re still here, so it’s not too late to start over and get back on a new horse!
If I didn’t struggle too, I wouldn’t be trying to help you get on your feet in Scottsdale.
Go back to up to ‘Tuning up Your Scottsdale Job Search and Interview Skills’ above. Don’t be scared to use these resources.
Especially get to your nearest library and get a library card. Here are some ‘Must Read’ books that really help me. You can check them out for FREE! on the Libby App:
- ‘I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What it Was‘ by Barbara Sher
- ‘What Color is Your Parachute‘ by Richard Nelson Bolles
- ‘Overcoming Underearning‘ by Barbara Stanny
- ‘What if it Does Work Out? How a Side Hustle Can Change Your Life‘ by Susie Moore
Working in Scottsdale Wrap Up
You have many choices to get a job and work in Scottsdale! I hope this gives you a good start to your job search or new small business. It’s a lot, but not the Full Monty. So, if I missed your favorite company or resource, please let me know and I’ll add it. Wishing you every success landing your best job working in Scottsdale!
Scottsdale Lifestyle Blogger
I’m a 5th generation native Arizona gal who loves showing and telling what makes Scottsdale an amazing place to visit and make home! I hope you enjoy our city through my lens, making your own discoveries and memories here!