Family and General Practitioners (29-1062)

Occupation description:  Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

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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 372430 15.66 1117
United States 139,800154,100 10.21,430 3,7605,190

Job outlook

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

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 100.2735.2166.39 95.55**
Alaska 107.2632.8373.54 ***
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 87.8828.2242.14 85.63**
Fairbanks North Star Borough 119.0875.7788.83 ***
Southeast Region 120.0271.9590.33 ***
Balance of State 133.2380.41* ***

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
468123 26.348.9 33.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation96
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation56
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 29
Number of job position postings 14
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.1

Alaska Licensing Information

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

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency