Biological Scientists, All Other (19-1029)

Occupation description:  All biological scientists not listed separately.

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Employment and Job Openings

  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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8325 30.129.0 27.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation41
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 56
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.2

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 Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas
Biological Sciences PhD
Marine Biology Mas
Marine Biology PhD

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology Bac
Biology Bac
Marine Biology Bac