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(Stacker) – With the country eager to put the pandemic firmly in the rear-view mirror, the American economy continued to boom in 2023.

The national unemployment rate remained around 3.6%, while the total number of people employed grew to roughly 152 million, up from 148 million in 2022.

The economy has seen several significant changes in recent years. Many people are leaving expensive coastal states such as California and New York and moving to more affordable places in the Mountain West region and the South, buoyed by companies that have embraced remote work.

What’s more, in a reversal of past trends, wages grew the fastest for lower-earning workers.

Stacker analyzed jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the fastest-growing jobs in Arizona. Occupations were ranked by the percentage increase in employment between 2022 and 2023.

Jobs were excluded from the ranking if they had fewer than 1,000 people working in them in the state. Keep reading to learn which jobs are growing the fastest in Arizona.

#50. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +23.2% (610 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 3,240
    • Employment in 2022: 2,630
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $91,190

#49. Residential advisors

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +24.7% (360 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,820
    • Employment in 2022: 1,460
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $35,290

#48. Phlebotomists

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +25.1% (890 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 4,430
    • Employment in 2022: 3,540
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $41,210

#47. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +25.9% (760 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 3,700
    • Employment in 2022: 2,940
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $85,190

#46. Graphic designers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +26.1% (890 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 4,300
    • Employment in 2022: 3,410
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $47,480

#45. Radiologic technologists and technicians

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +26.3% (1,030 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 4,950
    • Employment in 2022: 3,920
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $79,770

#44. Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +26.5% (560 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,670
    • Employment in 2022: 2,110
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $77,690

#43. Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +26.7% (850 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 4,030
    • Employment in 2022: 3,180
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $45,770

#42. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +27.2% (4,990 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 23,350
    • Employment in 2022: 18,360
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $34,460

#41. Security and fire alarm systems installers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +28.1% (620 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,830
    • Employment in 2022: 2,210
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $55,970

#40. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +28.3% (490 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,220
    • Employment in 2022: 1,730
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $75,140

#39. Credit analysts

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +29.6% (600 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,630
    • Employment in 2022: 2,030
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $66,510

#38. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +29.7% (330 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,440
    • Employment in 2022: 1,110
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $98,280

#37. Cargo and freight agents

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +29.8% (750 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 3,270
    • Employment in 2022: 2,520
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $40,590

#36. Business operations specialists, all other

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +30.4% (3,460 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 14,850
    • Employment in 2022: 11,390
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $81,600

#35. Medical equipment preparers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +31.1% (370 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,560
    • Employment in 2022: 1,190
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $43,810

#34. Financial and investment analysts

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +31.8% (1,510 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 6,260
    • Employment in 2022: 4,750
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $81,560

#33. Data scientists

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +32.9% (940 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 3,800
    • Employment in 2022: 2,860
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $106,400

#32. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +33.7% (2,770 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 10,980
    • Employment in 2022: 8,210
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $49,620

#31. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +33.9% (1,140 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 4,500
    • Employment in 2022: 3,360
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $50,560

#30. Brickmasons and blockmasons

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +35.3% (410 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,570
    • Employment in 2022: 1,160
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $57,930

#29. Sheet metal workers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +35.8% (910 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 3,450
    • Employment in 2022: 2,540
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $47,910

#28. Audio and video technicians

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +35.9% (470 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,780
    • Employment in 2022: 1,310
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $44,670

#27. Commercial pilots

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +38.1% (450 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,630
    • Employment in 2022: 1,180
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $95,630

#26. Industrial machinery mechanics

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +38.6% (1,310 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 4,700
    • Employment in 2022: 3,390
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $61,070

#25. Editors

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +38.7% (360 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,290
    • Employment in 2022: 930
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $61,630

#24. First-line supervisors of entertainment and recreation workers, except gambling services

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +40.0% (660 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,310
    • Employment in 2022: 1,650
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $43,070

#23. Education teachers, postsecondary

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +41.1% (650 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,230
    • Employment in 2022: 1,580
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $68,460

#22. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +41.4% (2,440 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 8,330
    • Employment in 2022: 5,890
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $98,130

#21. Physical therapist aides

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +41.8% (410 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,390
    • Employment in 2022: 980
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $31,730

#20. Order clerks

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +43.2% (410 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,360
    • Employment in 2022: 950
    • Median annual salary in 2023: Data unavailable

#19. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +45.8% (770 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,450
    • Employment in 2022: 1,680
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $51,230

#18. Aerospace engineers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +47.1% (560 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,750
    • Employment in 2022: 1,190
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $128,230

#17. Gambling dealers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +49.2% (580 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,760
    • Employment in 2022: 1,180
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $57,760

#16. Glaziers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +49.2% (590 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,790
    • Employment in 2022: 1,200
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $48,820

#15. Tour and travel guides

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +49.6% (630 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,900
    • Employment in 2022: 1,270
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $36,530

#14. Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +50.4% (1,790 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 5,340
    • Employment in 2022: 3,550
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $35,160

#13. Structural iron and steel workers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +50.6% (840 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,500
    • Employment in 2022: 1,660
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $57,560

#12. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +50.7% (350 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,040
    • Employment in 2022: 690
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $76,090

#11. Construction managers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +56.7% (2,910 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 8,040
    • Employment in 2022: 5,130
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $105,480

#10. Social science research assistants

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +59.8% (490 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,310
    • Employment in 2022: 820
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $54,560

#9. Tapers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +67.6% (500 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,240
    • Employment in 2022: 740
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $52,570

#8. Substitute teachers, short-term

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +72.9% (2,120 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 5,030
    • Employment in 2022: 2,910
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $35,720

#7. Mechanical door repairers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +85.2% (520 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,130
    • Employment in 2022: 610
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $52,900

#6. Solar photovoltaic installers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +112.9% (790 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,490
    • Employment in 2022: 700
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $49,150

#5. Brokerage clerks

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +162.7% (830 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,340
    • Employment in 2022: 510
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $60,830

#4. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +209.6% (1,740 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,570
    • Employment in 2022: 830
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $77,470

#3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +240.7% (1,950 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,760
    • Employment in 2022: 810
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $30,730

#2. Computer hardware engineers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +241.0% (1,470 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 2,080
    • Employment in 2022: 610
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $132,580

#1. Materials engineers

  • Increase in employment 2022-2023: +258.1% (800 employees)
    • Employment in 2023: 1,110
    • Employment in 2022: 310
    • Median annual salary in 2023: $129,190

This story features data reporting and writing by Wade Zhou and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 50 states.

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