Demographics & Workforce

Greater Phoenix: A Skilled, Diverse, Talented Workforce

Greater Phoenix is the place for world-class talent, offering a skilled, diverse workforce, prepared for in-demand disciplines in emerging industries. Graduates from area universities and community colleges are ready to excel in the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Education

From nationally-ranked schools to globally renowned universities, Greater Phoenix offers a wide array of educational opportunities.

Workforce

The region has an extremely competitive workforce while maintaining one of the lowest costs for labor in the nation.

Training

Maricopa Community Colleges is the largest community college system in the U.S., educating and training more than 200,000 individuals annually.

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers

35.4

With a median age of 35.4, Greater Phoenix is the sixth youngest metro in the U.S.

40+

More than 40 universities and other institutions prepare the market’s workforce across a variety of industries

5.5M

Greater Phoenix has a population of 4.4 million and is expected to grow to 5.5 million in the next 10 years

Learn more about the education ecosystem in Greater Phoenix

Education

TALENT PIPELINE

The Greater Phoenix region offers a skilled, diverse workforce that is continuously fueled by globally recognized universities and community colleges. These institutions prepare highly qualified graduates for in-demand disciplines within established and emerging industries.

Arizona State University, Maricopa Community Colleges, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are among the more than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning that prepare the region’s workforce.

Greater Phoenix has an extremely competitive workforce in regards to training, quality and availability of workers while maintaining one of the lowest costs for labor in the nation. Projected employment growth over the next decade is 17 percent, compared to the national average of 11 percent. With a median age of 35.4, the region’s population is one of the youngest in the nation.