Biological Scientists, All Other (19-1029)

Occupation description:  All biological scientists not listed separately.

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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 492519 5.53 1416
United States 36,40036,200 -0.40 970970

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.4220.2126.72 35.9644.0056.09
Alaska 37.7025.7630.92 37.0343.5948.58
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.5525.7731.17 38.2444.8449.47
Fairbanks North Star Borough 33.6119.4527.48 34.3041.1046.08
Southeast Region 41.5929.2033.26 39.6748.5754.48
Balance of State 31.9620.4524.17 32.2138.6243.97

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8618 20.940.0 37.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 67
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None 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

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology BS
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology MS
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences PHD
Biology MAT
Biology MS
Electrical Engineering MS
Marine Biology MS
Marine Biology PHD

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology BA
Biology BS
Marine Biology BS
Marine Technology AAS
Marine Technology CT2