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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 212211 -0.50 44
United States 55,10056,900 3.3180 1,1401,330

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 65.6633.2944.23 57.7778.13*
Alaska 50.0137.0842.61 48.2154.1463.88
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 49.5136.8441.77 47.5954.0565.60
Southeast Region 48.5937.8043.12 48.2253.4660.42
Balance of State 55.3240.5444.57 51.1454.8260.81

* 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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2113 1.470.2 53.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation31
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation26
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 72
Number of job position postings 36
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.0

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 Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas
Geological Science Bac
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Bac
Natural Sciences Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Atmospheric Sciences Mas
Atmospheric Sciences PhD
Biochemistry & Neuroscience PhD
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas
Biological Sciences PhD
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Mas
Earth Science Bac
Environmental Chemistry PhD
General Science Bac
Geology Mas
Geology PhD
Geophysics Mas
Geophysics PhD
Geoscience Bac
Marine Biology Mas
Marine Biology PhD
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Bac
Mathematics Mas
Mathematics PhD
Oceanography Mas
Oceanography PhD
Physics Bac
Physics Mas
Physics PhD
Space Physics PhD
Statistics Lic
Statistics Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Associate of Science AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Associate of Science AA
Biology Bac
Biology Bac
General Science AA
Marine Biology Bac
Mathematics Bac

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

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

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