Students seeking bachelor or associate degrees or certificates in Arizona have the advantage of living in the state?s warm, desert climate if choosing schools located in Phoenix, Tucson, or other southern cities. Flagstaff has a more temperate climate with a higher elevation that experiences cold and snowy conditions during the winter and hot temperatures during the summer. Arizona?s cities are located close to many outdoor recreational options, including hiking in the state?s many mountainous regions, along with horseback riding, fishing and similar activities. The cost of living is slightly below the national average, with inexpensive housing leading the way.
Arizona technical schools have a number of different options that make it easy for students to take classes and study. Many institutions offer flexible scheduling that allows students to work while still attending school. Placement services that help students to find jobs after graduation are another typical perk. As in many areas of the United States, technical careers in the health care field are in high demand, thanks to Arizona?s reputation as a prime retirement state. Education Portal notes that healthcare careers such as paramedics, medical assistants, physician assistants, medical records and health information technicians are in high demand along with those in building trades. Students can find skilled trade jobs in roofing, HVAC mechanic, tile and marble setters and other construction trade jobs.