Besides a terrific climate, sunny outlook — literally, as the area gets 300+ days of sunshine per year — and lively tourism and traveler attractions, the Chandler, Arizona, area also offers long-term possibilities for employment. A wide variety of industries provides residents great jobs with companies that get high marks for work environment, amenities, and benefits. So if you’d like to make both a good living and a good life in resort-like comfort at sites such as The Cays at Ocotillo, read on: you’ve got plenty of options from which to choose. Here are just a few:
A Sound Foundation
No matter what your industry or calling, a solid education is the place to start — and increasingly, learning is becoming individually tailored through online study and tracking. That’s a specialty of Flipswitch, a learning-centric company that features student information systems, learning management systems, parent-student portals, and a rich curriculum resulting from over 10 years of collaboration between administrators, teachers, parents, and students. From Common Core and standardized national and state subject matter to Advanced Placement options, Flipswitch helps young minds to soar.
Educators can also find teaching and research venues through the Education Management Corporation, an administrative “umbrella” with several Phoenix/Chandler area schools under its aegis. These include Argosy University, Brown-Mackie College, and the Art Institute of Phoenix. In addition, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Western International University are also located in the Chandler area.
For the Geeks among Us
If you have a knack for IT and love the nimbleness and flexibility of smaller firms, you might want to check out Avisolve or Galaxy i Technologies, Inc. Self-starters with skills will find a wide range of opportunities in these companies from consulting to software development, cloud storage to VOIP applications, e-commerce to training and infrastructure management. A little research through their websites reveals how to apply for open positions, as well as feedback from present and former employees to help jobseekers determine if the “match” will be a good one.
Software itself can be an invaluable aid to keeping day-to-day routines running smoothly, and that’s where the folks at Infusionsoft come in. Specializing in small businesses, this software and system company helps companies automate tasks and improve CRM with an entrepreneurial approach that encourages individual development and global perspective.
Health and (Possibly!) Wealth
Medical professionals aren’t left out of these prospects, either. The Chandler Regional Health Center, a member of the Dignity Health Network, is an award-winning health care provider with high standards, a vision that reaches out to the less fortunate, and a continuing reputation as one of the “best places to work in the Valley,” according to a survey in the Phoenix Business Journal.
Many people flock to the Southwest for health reasons: the dry climate can help many conditions, including allergies and respiratory weakness, as well as being a “tonic” for inflammatory or arthritic joints. Hand-in-hand with these naturally healing surroundings, Isagenix offers products to assist with health and wellness, including weight loss, skin care, energy and performance supplements, and aids to healthy aging. This health-focused company can also give participants a touch of wealth: becoming a marketer of the products and sharing them with others can help budding entrepreneurs build direct-sales income.
When the Going Gets Tough…
…the tough go shopping! And in tough economic times, all of us appreciate a bargain; Phoenix-based Tanga is fast becoming a premier place for getting just that.
From a humble beginning literally locked in a garage, this enterprising group has focused on providing “the absolute best deals on the Internet.” Since their inception, they’ve closed over 1 million of those deals and shipped over 3 million orders, to the tune of $300 million savings over retail prices for their users. They offer opportunities to “smart, kind, and honest” help, as well as easy ways of listing your treasures for sale on the site.
Ready for Work!
It doesn’t take long to discover that the Chandler, Arizona, area isn’t just a great place to retire: it’s filled with opportunities for students and entrepreneurs, artists and physicians, geeks and salespeople. So if you’ve got your eye on a beautiful home in a place like The Cays at Ocotillo, be sure to investigate living there all year ’round — you might just find it’s easier than you think when you make a Chandler-area business your “day gig.”
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