Health Careers in Alaska


Health Careers in Alaska is being merged into the website of the Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce. Our new URL is



Alaska Web sites

AADSC (Alaska Alliance for Direct Services Careers) (
This site provides resources to direct service professionals and agencies in Alaska. Resources include information about careers in direct services, resources for job seekers, as well as recruitment and retention materials for providers and employers.

Alaska Dept of Labor, Workforce Information (
This state of Alaska site has a wealth of information that is updated frequently. You can find occupational forecasts, wage information and current and past issues of the Department of Labor’s Alaska Economic Trends monthly publications.

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development: Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing (
This site includes applications, statutes and other information for licensed professions within the state of Alaska.

Alaska Medical Library
The Alaska Medical Library provides information and research assistance for healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and administrators across the state. The library is a unit of the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). It provides fee-based medical library services throughout the state. UAA students will find free services and resources on the Consortium Library website.

Alaska Career Builder (
Sponsored by Alaska Dispatch News, this site posts a variety of jobs across Alaska (including those in the health care field). It includes career tools and advice, as well as a place to post your resume.

Arctic Health
This website collects and organizes information on health issues affecting people of the Arctic. Major sections include Publications, Climate Change, Food/Air/Water, Traditional Healing, Multimedia and Governments and Organizations.

Hot Jobs in Alaska: Consider a Job in Healthcare (
This publication, produced by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in 2008, contains information on pathways into behavioral health, nursing, medical providers, diagnostic services, dental, clinical services, administrative services, rehab therapy, and public health. It also includes career profiles as well as a list of Alaska training and education providers.

National Web sites

CareerOneStop (
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site includes short videos showing the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers. Videos are organized into 16 career clusters. Check out the health science and human services clusters!

Diagnostic Detectives (
The Diagnostic Detectives website is maintained by the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program of Michigan State University. It includes links for career information and formal educational programs in laboratory science professions.

Explore Health Careers (
This site has comprehensive career information, a career exploration tab which includes funding opportunities, and current issues in health care education. Each health care career description includes an overview of the profession, a description of the working conditions, academic requirements, salary information and resources pertinent to that career including links to professional associations, as well as schools and academic programs.

Health Care Pathway (
This website organizes health careers by one of five pathways: direct patient care; imaging and diagnostics; health care facility support; health informatics and business; or research and development.  It also organizes careers by education level.

Health Careers in Connecticut (
Sponsored by the Connecticut AHEC program, this site is a comprehensive guide to health and biotechnology careers.

Health Training Guide
This website contains job descriptions of over 50 health careers.  Training requirements and job opportunity prospects are included in the descriptions. Though the site has a School Search function, it does not appear to be very comprehensive or include Alaska programs.

H.O.T.  Jobs (
The Health Opportunities in Texas (H.O.T.) Jobs site includes career descriptions and career exploration activities. Tabs for educators and parents are also included.


This page was last updated by janice on October 26, 2015

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