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.

For an explanation of the data, click on the question mark next to the heading.

Employment and Job Openings

  Average 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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 92.3631.5562.77 88.65**
Alaska 113.2764.9584.86 ***
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 103.5348.7079.18 ***
Southeast Region 125.5869.33* ***
Balance of State 122.4776.07* ***

* 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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
453116 25.648.7 31.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation74
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation36
UI claimants previously working in occupation11
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 22
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.8

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