Alaska Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Occupations

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Accountants and Auditors $6,848growth low, openings very high
Actuaries n/an/a
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Aerospace Engineers n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians n/an/a
Agricultural Engineers n/an/a
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $8,169growth low, openings low
Anesthesiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Animal Scientists n/an/a
Anthropologists and Archeologists $6,342growth strong, openings low
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $7,338growth low, openings low
Architectural and Civil Drafters $5,104growth low, openings low
Architectural and Engineering Managers $13,176growth low, openings moderate
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Astronomers n/an/a
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,285growth low, openings low
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $4,291growth low, openings low
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists n/an/a
Audiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Biochemists and Biophysicists n/an/a
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $7,398growth low, openings low
Biological Scientists, All Other $6,535growth low, openings high
Biological Technicians $3,594growth low, openings high
Biomedical Engineers n/an/a
Broadcast Technicians $3,266growth low, openings low
Budget Analysts $6,858growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,163growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Chemical Plant and System Operators n/an/a
Chemical Technicians $4,993growth low, openings low
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Chemists $6,865growth moderate, openings low
Chiropractors $9,369growth strong, openings low
Civil Engineering Technicians $5,976growth low, openings high
Civil Engineers $10,048growth low, openings very high
Commercial and Industrial Designers n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer and Information Research Scientists n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer and Information Systems Managers $10,050growth low, openings high
Computer Hardware Engineers $10,594growth low, openings low
Computer Network Architects $9,626growth low, openings low
Computer Network Support Specialists $5,575growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Computer Occupations, All Other $7,448growth low, openings low
Computer Programmers $7,553growth low, openings high
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer Systems Analysts $6,731growth low, openings moderate
Computer User Support Specialists $4,779growth low, openings high
Conservation Scientists $7,574growth low, openings moderate
Construction and Building Inspectors $7,206growth low, openings moderate
Cost Estimators $7,323growth low, openings low
Credit Analysts n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Database Administrators $6,485growth low, openings low
Dentists, All Other Specialists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Dentists, General $19,520growth strong, openings moderate
Desktop Publishers n/agrowth low, openings low
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $6,629growth moderate, openings low
Dietitians and Nutritionists $5,532growth low, openings low
Drafters, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Economists $7,043growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $6,679growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $5,276growth low, openings low
Electrical Engineers $10,171growth low, openings moderate
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth low, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $7,890growth low, openings low
Embalmers n/an/a
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $6,136growth low, openings high
Engineers, All Other $9,287growth low, openings high
Environmental Engineering Technicians $4,963growth low, openings low
Environmental Engineers $10,325growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,552growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $7,230growth low, openings high
Epidemiologists n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Family and General Practitioners $19,380growth strong, openings high
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers n/agrowth low, openings low
Film and Video Editors $4,463growth low, openings low
Financial Analysts $8,177growth low, openings low
Financial Specialists, All Other $5,661growth low, openings low
Fire Inspectors and Investigators n/agrowth low, openings low
Food Scientists and Technologists n/an/a
Forensic Science Technicians n/an/a
Forest and Conservation Technicians $3,761growth low, openings high
Foresters $6,004growth low, openings low
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Genetic Counselors n/an/a
Geographers n/an/a
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $6,135growth low, openings high
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $8,443growth low, openings high
Graphic Designers $4,505growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $9,719growth low, openings low
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $6,634growth strong, openings low
Hydrologists $7,507growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,177growth low, openings low
Industrial Engineers $10,478growth low, openings low
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists n/an/a
Information Security Analysts $7,798growth moderate, openings low
Internists, General $18,563growth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Landscape Architects $7,653growth low, openings low
Life Scientists, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,395growth low, openings high
Logisticians $7,254growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $6,371growth moderate, openings low
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $5,398growth low, openings low
Materials Engineers $9,008growth low, openings low
Materials Scientists n/an/a
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $7,071growth low, openings low
Mathematical Technicians n/an/a
Mathematicians n/an/a
Mechanical Drafters n/agrowth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,696growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $11,531growth low, openings moderate
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $6,163growth moderate, openings moderate
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Microbiologists $6,072growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,743growth low, openings low
Multimedia Artists and Animators n/an/a
Museum Technicians and Conservators $3,759growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Natural Sciences Managers $8,825growth low, openings low
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $7,099growth low, openings moderate
Nuclear Engineers n/an/a
Nuclear Medicine Technologists $7,078growth strong, openings low
Nuclear Technicians n/an/a
Nurse Anesthetists $13,992growth moderate, openings low
Nurse Midwives $7,679growth robust, openings low
Nurse Practitioners $10,104growth strong, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Obstetricians and Gynecologists $19,694growth strong, openings low
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,233growth low, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,554growth low, openings low
Operations Research Analysts $7,478growth low, openings low
Optometrists $15,650growth robust, openings low
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons n/an/a
Orthodontists n/an/a
Orthotists and Prosthetists n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Pediatricians, General $22,461growth strong, openings low
Petroleum Engineers $12,328growth low, openings moderate
Pharmacists $11,471growth moderate, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,436growth low, openings low
Physician Assistants $9,405growth strong, openings high
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $19,895growth strong, openings high
Physicists n/an/a
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Podiatrists n/an/a
Prosthodontists n/an/a
Psychiatrists $20,713growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Radiation Therapists $7,232growth strong, openings low
Radiologic Technologists $5,710growth moderate, openings high
Registered Nurses $7,204growth moderate, openings very high
Respiratory Therapists $5,985growth low, openings low
Respiratory Therapy Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Sales Engineers $8,917growth low, openings low
Social Science Research Assistants $4,233growth low, openings low
Sociologists n/an/a
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Software Developers, Applications $9,927growth low, openings low
Software Developers, Systems Software n/agrowth low, openings low
Soil and Plant Scientists $5,991growth low, openings low
Sound Engineering Technicians n/an/a
Statistical Assistants n/agrowth low, openings low
Statisticians $7,168growth low, openings low
Surgeons n/an/a
Survey Researchers n/agrowth low, openings low
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $5,013growth low, openings low
Surveyors $6,563growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Traffic Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Urban and Regional Planners $6,725growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Veterinarians $9,160growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Web Developers $4,759growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $6,343growth low, openings very high

For more information see “Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math Knowledge-based workers in Alaska” in Alaska Economic Trends.