Counselors, All Other (21-1019)

Occupation description:  All counselors 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 316362 14.65 712
United States 31,00034,400 11.0340 650990

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.9012.0515.79 21.3228.8035.97
Alaska 25.4516.9520.79 25.1229.8935.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.8816.3620.37 25.5430.7136.53
Balance of State 25.3819.7421.44 24.2829.3134.37

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
476107 22.541.2 32.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation121
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation45
UI claimants previously working in occupation39
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 381
Number of job position postings 62
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.1

Alaska Licensing Information

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

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Human Factors MS

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Allied Health – Human Services Emphasis AA

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Clinical Social Work Practice Lic
Social Work Bac
Social Work Mas
Social Work Management Lic

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Social Work Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Social Work Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Social Work Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Social Work Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Social Work Bac

Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Counseling (MA) MA