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Career and Education Opportunities for Butchers in Arizona

Arizona has a population of 6,595,778, which has grown by 28.56% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's capital and largest city is Phoenix.

There are currently 2,370 jobs for butchers in Arizona and this is projected to grow 9% to 2,590 jobs by 2016. This is better than the national trend for butchers, which sees this job pool growing by about 1.5% over the next eight years. In general, butchers cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

Income for butchers is about $16 hourly or $34,180 per year on average in Arizona. Nationally, their income is about $13 hourly or $28,290 per year. Compared with people working in the overall category of Food, people working as butchers in Arizona earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Food nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 3,437,191 jobs in Arizona. The average annual income was $34,339 in 2008, down from $34,365 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 23.5% of Arizona residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Arizona include consumer lending, truck, utility trailer, and rv rental, and truss manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Hall of Flame Fire Fighting Museum, the Art Museum Cafe, and the Desert Botanical Gardens.

CITIES WITH Butcher OPPORTUNITIES IN Arizona


JOB DESCRIPTION: Butcher

Butcher video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, butchers cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

Every day, butchers are expected to be able to move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Arizona include:

  • Baker. Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.
  • Meat Cutter. Use hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and fish.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Arizona

Arizona
Arizona photo by Luca Galuzzi

Arizona has a population of 6,595,778, which has grown by 28.56% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's capital and biggest city is Phoenix. In 2008, there were a total of 3,437,191 jobs in Arizona. The average annual income was $34,339 in 2008, down from $34,365 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 23.5% of Arizona residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Arizona include consumer lending, truck, utility trailer, and rv rental, and truss manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Museum of History, and the Heard Museum.