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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7991 15.21 23
United States 54,30062,400 14.9810 1,0601,880

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.8011.3614.17 17.9523.7230.71
Alaska 21.7213.5315.94 20.5526.6530.54
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.4313.1414.72 19.5827.2930.38
Southeast Region 19.0213.9215.92 18.1721.5424.33
Balance of State 22.9915.3118.03 21.9326.9133.09

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
11312 10.638.5 32.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation11
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 129
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 21.5

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 Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Human Services AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Health Sciences Bac
Public Health Practice Mas

 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, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
RHS Behavioral Health Aide OEC
Rural Human Services 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 Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Health Science AAS