Natural Sciences Managers (11-9121)

Occupation description:  Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Excludes Architecture and Engineering Managers (11-9041) and Computer and Information Systems Managers (11-3021).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 201194 -3.54 1114
United States 56,70062,300 9.91,300 3,3005,160

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 64.2629.8442.75 57.2076.80*
Alaska 51.1938.3443.45 50.1356.0164.99
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 51.2238.0743.44 50.1455.9966.44
Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.3340.6743.44 49.8454.7166.43
Southeast Region 48.6037.4042.72 49.1354.7058.52
Balance of State 55.6740.9044.72 51.6757.7862.85

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2104 1.968.3 52.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation20
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 90
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Marine and Environmental Sciences BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences BS
Biological Sciences MS
Chemistry BS
Geological Science BS
Geomatics AAS
Geomatics BS
Mathematics BA
Mathematics BS
Natural Sciences BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Applied Physics BS
Atmospheric Sciences MS
Atmospheric Sciences PHD
Biochemistry & Neuroscience PHD
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology BS
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology MS
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences PHD
Biology MAT
Biology MS
Chemistry BA
Chemistry BS
Chemistry MA
Chemistry MS
Earth Science BA
Electrical Engineering MS
Environmental Chemistry PHD
Geology MS
Geology PHD
Geophysics MS
Geophysics PHD
Geoscience BS
Marine Biology MS
Marine Biology PHD
Mathematics BA
Mathematics BS
Mathematics MAT
Mathematics MS
Mathematics PHD
Oceanography MS
Oceanography PHD
Physics BA
Physics BS
Physics MS
Physics PHD
Space Physics PHD
Statistics BS
Statistics GCRT
Statistics MS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Associate of Science AS
Biology BA
Biology BS
General Science AS
Marine Biology BS
Marine Technology AAS
Marine Technology CT2
Mathematics BLA
Mathematics BS
Mathematics GCRT

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Associate of Science AS
General Science AS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Associate of Science AS
General Science AS

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Science (BS) BS
Science, Interdisciplinary (BSIS) BS