Social Workers, All Other (21-1029)

Occupation description:  All social workers not listed separately.

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 535605 13.17 1421
United States 66,40068,900 3.8250 1,6001,850

Job outlook

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

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.2816.6521.33 29.8037.0041.71
Alaska 28.5015.0419.09 24.3539.6144.73
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.1518.9223.94 36.3542.9646.76
Balance of State 20.3413.7115.58 18.9922.7728.69

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
35839 10.953.8 41.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation197
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation140
UI claimants previously working in occupation36
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 382
Number of job position postings 116
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.3

Alaska Licensing Information

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

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Human Factors MS

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Social Work BSW
Social Work MSW

University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Disability Services AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Social Work BA

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

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

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

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

Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Counseling (MA) MA