Nurse Practitioners (29-1171)
Occupation description: Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
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|Average employment||Average annual openings|
|2010 estimate||2020 projection||Percent change||Growth||Replacement||Total|
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Wage data is not available.
Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics|
|Total workers||Nonresident workers||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus|
|2011 Potential Supply|
|Qualified but working in another occupation||18|
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||0|
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||6|
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data|
|Number of registrants||23|
|Number of job position postings||39|
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings||0.6|
- Nurse Practitioner, Advanced: 758 licensed View licensing requirements
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Master's degree||Work experience: None||On-the-job training: None|
| ||Degree||FY2008–2010 reported exiters|
|University of Alaska Anchorage|
|Family Nurse Practitioner||GCRT||0|