The health careers listed to the left are organized by the number of years of education required to obtain the degree or certification necessary to practice in that particular field. Each career listing contains the following information: an overview of professional activities, educational requirements, academic programs, and state and national organization contact information.
Health Careers Overview
Each career provides a description of the job responsibilities and activities for each health career. In addition, when possible, information is given about the type of organizations within Alaska that employ professionals from this health career.
Education and certification requirements for each career are listed in this section. Suggested high school courses that will help increase success at the college level are also described.
Academic programs available in Alaska are listed for each health career. If in-state programs are not available, out-of-state programs are listed if known. Contact information is also included.
Each career povides a list of contact information for state and national professional organizations related to that individual health career.
At a Glance
Hourly wages published are from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s annual Alaska statewide wage rate, unless otherwise noted. The ranges are given from the lowest paid to the highest paid using the 10th and 90th percentiles. (For example, at the 10th percentile wage, 10% of all wage earners in that occupation make that wage or less. At the 90th percentile, 90% of all wage earners make that or less.) A mean wage is also listed in parenthesis. Occupations that made the Alaska Department of Labor’s Top Jobs list in the August 2011 Alaska Economic Trends are noted.
A one page PDF file is also found in this box. This is meant to be downloaded and used for informational purposes. The information in the PDF file is essentially the same information you will find on the career page. PDF files are updated on an annual basis as the career information is updated.
This page was last updated by Janice Troyer on December 03, 2012