Childcare Workers (39-9011)

Occupation description:  Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Excludes Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (25-2011) and Teacher Assistants (25-9041).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,9312,049 6.112 5971
United States 1,260,6001,329,900 5.56,930 37,20044,130

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.028.268.98 10.1812.2515.25
Alaska 12.859.9110.81 12.4814.4116.09
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 12.519.9410.76 12.1414.0915.23
Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.5210.0212.08 15.7918.3921.48
Southeast Region 13.559.7611.15 13.2715.0118.24
Balance of State 13.709.7710.83 13.0615.4818.06

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,382381 16.021.0 15.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation927
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation163
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,574
Number of job position postings 400
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.4

Alaska Licensing Information


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
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
First Aid/CPR/AED - S11
Wilderness First Aid - S12
Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) - MED07

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR with AED and First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid and ASHI CPR & AED
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Child and Babysitting Safety
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for the Community & Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness Basic First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045
First Aid/CPR/AED / 048
Infant First Aid / 057

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
First Aid/CPR/AED

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
CPR/First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
CPR/1st Aid Certificate

 Degree
Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
Babysitting Course
Heartsaver CPR/AED
Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Combination

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR/First Aid with AED

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Children's Behavioral Health OEC
Early Childhood Development AAS
Early Childhood Development CT1

 Degree
VIP Alaska   (Kenai)
AED
CPR
First Aid
First Aid and CPR with AED

 Degree
Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS   (Lander)
Wilderness First Aid Certificate