Working is Scottsdale gets better every day! Lots of strong companies are moving here — offering excellent jobs, pay, benefits and other perks. 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 — let's find you work at the top companies in Scottsdale!
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 Housing Affordability
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 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 carefree, high-rise lifestyle. Maybe you aren't looking to live here long-term or invest in a home. And, you may be okay with roommates to meet expenses.
Is your dream instead to own a home here and perhaps raise a family? 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.
I'm here to help guide you, if you're considering moving, whether you're already here or thinking of moving to Scottsdale.
Why Companies are Moving to Scottsdale
Companies are moving their offices or expanding 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!
Best in Class for Entrepreneurs and Work in Scottsdale
Scottsdale has been name a Top 10 city to launch a startup company, as well as one of the best cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. It's also been named the best city in the US to get a job.
Companies Making Scottsdale Home Base
Several big companies have chosen to make Scottsdale their HQ or have opened significant centers here. This makes working in Scottsdale a dream, with so many choices for your talents.
The big players include:
Plus, our own stellar City of Scottsdale and Scottsdale Schools offer top jobs doing great work. Yelp and Square (formerly Weebly) are also major employers here. GoDaddy was here and moved to nearby Tempe.
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 no jobs are located here. I omitted these companies from the tables.
Let's Get To Work in Scottsdale
In the tables I've built for you, I made sure they have strong career offerings in Scottsdale and Phoenix. And, that they have good career pages to navigate.
Keep in mind, with many jobs being ‘remote' these days, your options may be expanded beyond Scottsdale, as you do your research. Lucky you!
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 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!
This will give you a good start to your career search. It's a lot, but not the Full Monty. So, if I missed your favorite company, please let me know and I'll add it. Wishing you every success landing your best job working in Scottsdale!
I'm a 5th generation native Arizona gal, who rides with the brand at Long Realty the FOX Group in Scottsdale. I’m thrilled to be a Realtor® helping clients make their dreams come true in my hometown — Scottsdale!