Physical Scientists, All Other (19-2099)

Occupation description:  All physical 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 182193 6.01 23
United States 28,50028,800 1.030 270300

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 47.3422.7831.35 46.1959.6074.52
Alaska 42.9026.5833.04 42.3548.8757.76
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 46.2225.7736.75 44.4353.3357.77
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.2826.4029.86 37.0644.2749.85

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
11113 11.750.5 37.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 13
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Natural Sciences BS

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Associate of Science AS
Marine Technology AAS
Marine Technology CT2

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

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