Community Health Workers (21-1094)

Occupation description:  Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes Health Educators (21-1091).

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 123144 17.16 1018
United States 57,50067,800 18.12,800 4,6008,440

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.3612.0914.86 18.4524.2231.01
Alaska 21.6714.1316.46 20.7526.6230.06
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.0113.4615.41 18.3427.0330.65
Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.1014.9016.20 18.3225.4628.56
Southeast Region 19.2514.1715.72 18.0722.2726.14
Balance of State 23.1515.6019.12 23.0027.0730.13

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16413 7.937.2 25.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation32
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation14
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 159
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Christian College   (Soldotna)
Behavioral Health AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Community Mental Health Services OEC
Public Health Practice MPH

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
RHS Behavioral Health Aide OEC
Rural Human Services AAS
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Community Wellness Advocate CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Community Wellness Advocate CT2
Community Wellness Advocate OEC