Arizona's largest cities are Phoenix, Tucson, and Mesa. IT schools in these cities, as well as distance learning programs in Arizona, offer career training for popular IT degrees in computer programming, computer engineering, and information systems.
IT schools in Arizona offer degree programs in computer programming, information systems, and computer engineering. A number of businesses in Arizona hire IT workers, including Comsys, Deloitte, Whole Foods Market, and Allied Waste Industries. Fortune 500 companies in Arizona include PetSmart, Phelps Dodge, and Giant Industries. Arizona's information industry has experienced only slight declines since 2003. As of April 2007, 42,300 information workers were employed in the state.
Salary.com reports average annual salaries for popular IT careers in Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding region:
- Hardware Engineer: $42,700
- Applications Systems Analyst: $46,400
- UNIX Administrator: $76,000
- Systems Support Assistant: $39,300