Nurse Midwives (29-1161)

Occupation description:  Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

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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 103129 25.22 38
United States 6,5007,800 20.7100 200430

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 49.8331.9741.62 48.3658.0969.07
Alaska 40.1922.1230.10 41.2051.1258.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.9621.4926.77 42.4251.4158.52

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1139 8.045.0 32.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.0

Alaska Licensing Information


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

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Nursing Across the State (March 2010)