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Top 10 Hot Jobs for Buckeyes

Updated on February 6, 2013

Boomtown Arizona

Buckeye, Arizona experienced the fastest rate of population growth in the USA for 2009, tying with two other cities: Lincoln CA and Spring Hill TN. This growth rate was 10% over 2008’s population rise. Buckeye is the quickest growing city in the state bin 2010 by virtue of its status as a near-suburb of Phoenix, 35 miles west of the big city, and its implementation of projects for new commercial districts and industrial parks, a proactive economic development organization, and an active plan-centered Chamber of Commerce.

August 2008 – March 2010: Job Listings Increased Over 300%

Job Boom 1st QTR 2010! Data provided by, a job search engine.
Job Boom 1st QTR 2010! Data provided by, a job search engine.

Famous Resident - Upton Sinclair

Resided in Buckeye AZ, lived to 90.
Resided in Buckeye AZ, lived to 90.
(Photos public domain)
(Photos public domain)

Local Hot Jobs in Buckeye, Arizona - Pheonix Market

2nd QTR 2010: SimplyHired.Com showed 21,000+ jobs within 25 miles of city center.

  1. Marketing Specialists
  2. Physical Therapists
  3. RN (Registered Nurses) – ICU; ER; Clinical Coordinators; Charge Nurses; Post Surgical/Ortho
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. SONIC – crew and staff
  7. Physical Therapy Assistants
  8. Customer Service Representatives
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Manufacturing Jobs

Additional High Demand Job Titles

  1. Account Executives
  2. Project Managers
  3. Business Analysts
  4. Salepersons
  5. Speech Language Pathologists or SLP
  6. Radiation Oncologists
  7. Technical Architects and Leads – IT Industry
  8. Directors and Assistant Directors in Rehabilitation
  9. Faculty Physicians – University/College
  10. Administrative Assistants
  11. Store Managers
  12. Post-Doctoral Fellows – University/College
  13. Teachers – public schools and daycare facilities
  • Jobs listed included a preponderance of salaries between $30,000 - $65,000.
  • Approximately 50% of these jobs require 2-7 years of prior experience, but about 1/3 require only 0-2 years.
  • All require a High School Diploma and a large percentage require "some college", up to Bachelor's Degree.

Fortune 500 Companies Hiring Locally

  1. IBM - IT
  2. Intel - IT
  3. JPMorgan Chase - Finance
  4. American Express - Finance
  5. Marriott - Hotel, dining, entertainment
  6. General Dynamics - IT
  7. Safeway - Grocery
  8. Staples - Office supplies and furniture.
  9. Wells Fargo - Finance
  10. Home Depot - Home and Garden DIY, appliances, etc.
  11. Bank of America - Finance
  12. CIGNA - Finance
  13. Waste Management - Waste and recylcing
  14. Goodrich - Fomerly rubber, auto/truck; now aerospace, defense, and homeland security products.
  15. Charles Schwab - Investment, finance
  16. Petsmart - Animals and supplies
  17. UnitedHealth Group - Insurance, finance
  18. First American - Finance
  19. HP - IT
  20. Humana - Health

Top Buckeye Employers

Top hiring employers for this particular market area are located in and near Buckeye and largely in Glendale, Sun City, Goodyear, Peoria, Sun City West, Surprise, Avondale, and Phoenix. Major employers listing large numbers of jobs include:

  1. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  2. Banner Health and Banner Boswell Medical Center
  3. IBM
  4. Abrazo Health Care Systems
  5. Intel
  6. JPMorgan Chase
  7. St. Joseph's Hospital/Medical Center
  8. Aerotek
  9. US Air Force
  10. Universal Technical Institute – Higher Education
  11. American Express
  12. Accenture
  13. Catholic Healthcare West
  14. Phoenix Baptist Hospital
  15. CDI – IT Industry
  16. West Valley Hospital
  17. John C. Lincoln Healthcare Network
  18. PizzaHut and Kentucky Fried Chicken - crew and management. 
  19. Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
  20. Protouch Staffing, Inc.
  21. Blockbuster Inc. - Full- and part-time jobs.

A Town Built on Health and Transportation

The Town of Buckeye began as a small settlement in 1877 with 9 men and women and 10 children from Iowa. Author and activist Upton Sinclair was born a year later in Maryland and lived in Buckeye near the end of his life. 

The group's organizer was Thomas Clanton, who moved west to develop a community of good health. He was successful, for the nonprofit Banner Health headquartered in the area later, sering millions of people since its opening and spreading up to Alaska.

In addition, the Buckey Valley around the settlement soon profitted from the Buckeye Canal construction, named after its equivalent back in Ohio, where other settlers had lived. One of Teddy Roosevelt's future Rough Riders planned out the larger town and began it's building in 1888, aided by the canal. The railroads came through in 1910 to further prosper Buckeye.

Since 1935, Buckeye has celebrated a yearly festival they called Helzapoppin Days. Today they call it Pioneer Days, though. Countryfest and Fourth of July are also popular.

Banner Healthcare System

Across the American Southwest and up through the US to Alaska, Banner Health upholds a Company Mission to as a nonprofit to provide excellent patient care to 1,000s. Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation and the Number One hospital services provider in each of its cities. The western Banner Region also serves rural areas, often as the only in-patient facility in the area. Emergency and Medical services are top drawer throughout the organization as well.

Specialty Departments: heart care, cancer, pediatric care, high-order multiple births, organ transplants, level 1 trauma, rehabilitation services, behavioral health; relevant current research in vital areas of national and global importance.

Additional Research:

  • Banner Sun Health Research Institute: In Sun City, Ariz.
  • Banner Alzheimer’s Institute


  • Continuous improvement in patient outcomes
  • Ongoing service development
  • Professional development and consistent training for a motivated workforce
  • Newest innovative technologies
  • Facility and services expansion 2010 - 2020


Over 35,000 diverse employees. Arizona’s second largest private employer

CEO: Mr. Peter S. Fine, since November of 2000; HQ in Phoenix

Colleges and Universities

  • Anthem Education Group - Local career colleges
  • Apollo College - Phoenix
  • Brookline College - Phoenix AZ
  • Buckeye Fire Department/Glendale Community College Training Tower
  • DeVry University
  • Estrella Mountain Community College - Avondale AZ
  • Everest College
  • Grand Canyon University - Phoenix AZ
  • St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center - Teaching hospital.
  • Universal Technical Institute (UTI) - Avondale and Phoenix AZ


The Town of Buckeye plans ongoing environmental and sustainability projects to good results. It has become part of the US Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement towns and cities. It is an official Tree City USA as well.

Buckeye encourages Greeen Building and Recycling. Another measure taken was to increase government operating opers yo 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, but just 4 days a week in order to save energy in transportation and office costs. Every week has a 3-day weekend.


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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for all comments and information!

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      SDM 7 years ago

      Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, MD not Buckeye, and only lived there for a few years during the early 1960s. He then moved to New Jersey where, in 1968, he died in a nursing home. He's buried in Washington, DC. I don't think he even published a novel while living in Buckeye, although he may have been working on his autobiography.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Great info for Arizona residents in particular. And Upton Sinclair was born in Buckeye, AZ? Never knew that. Always thought he was from the Midwest.

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thank you all for taling the time to leave your comments. With 6 million jobs in the US and over 12 million applicants, some people will probably have to move to find the best work, perhaps to areas that have an abundance. Still, some will be waiting in their own hometowns.

      Thanks again!

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      AARON99 8 years ago

      A well informative hub it is. Especially, the graphs are so helpful to better understand the topic. Well done. Enjoy.

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      katiem2 8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Patty Inglish, Very helpful information, I know a few people that will be happy to get this. It's a rate up and must share. Thanks for the awesome research on Buckeye. My neighbor is looking to find a job there due to the weather and breathing issues. Thanks and Peace :)

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      freelancewriterva 8 years ago

      Wow, I wish I had this much information if I was looking for a job.