Orderlies (31-1015)

Occupation description:  Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment. Psychiatric orderlies are included in Psychiatric Aides (31-1013). Excludes Nursing Assistants (31-1014).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8999 11.21 23
United States 53,00058,800 10.9580 1,2001,780

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.269.0210.30 12.3015.2218.77
Alaska 15.7811.2012.97 15.1817.8221.23

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
927 7.623.0 18.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation36
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 189
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Nursing Across the State (March 2010)