What You Should Know About Graduating From College in Arizona
When deciding on a degree program or educational field, it’s important to consider the career potential and employability in your state. The top industries in Arizona that saw the most significant changes in employment percentages were leisure and hospitality; information; transportation and warehousing; trade, transportation, and utilities; and retail trade.
The five fastest-growing fields in Arizona for those with bachelor’s degrees are medical and health services managers; substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors; information security analysts; data scientists; and interpreters and translators.
Of those that appear on the list of the top 150 largest employers in Arizona, some notable employers are the University of Arizona, Raytheon Missile Systems, Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea MD, Honeywell Aerospace, and American Express Trc-N.
Financial aid is an important aspect of researching colleges in Arizona. Below we have listed some resources for both federal and state aid that includes information about grants and scholarships as well as other types of financial assistance.
- Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. This site includes information about Arizona colleges and financial aid as well as helpful links to financial aid websites, such as the Arizona Grants Portal.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA is the U.S. Department of Education’s program that helps people find the funds needed to pay for college. Its office awards more than $120 billion in student aid each year through various programs, including work-study opportunities, scholarships, grants, and education loans. To find out more information, go to FAFSA4caster, or go to the online FAFSA form to start the application process.
- CareerOneStop: CareerOneStop is sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and has information available for each state about scholarships and grants, who is eligible for them, and how to apply for them. You can filter this source by degree type and the state where you plan to study.