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

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Accountants and Auditors $6,748growth low, openings very high
Actuaries n/an/a
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians n/agrowth moderate, openings low
Aerospace Engineers $8,392growth moderate, openings low
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians n/an/a
Agricultural Engineers n/an/a
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Anesthesiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Animal Scientists n/an/a
Anthropologists and Archeologists $6,449growth strong, openings low
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $7,088growth low, openings low
Architectural and Civil Drafters $5,117growth low, openings low
Architectural and Engineering Managers $13,404growth low, openings moderate
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Astronomers n/an/a
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,198growth low, openings low
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $4,164growth 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 n/agrowth low, openings low
Biological Scientists, All Other $6,449growth low, openings high
Biological Technicians $3,489growth low, openings high
Biomedical Engineers n/an/a
Broadcast Technicians $3,163growth low, openings low
Budget Analysts $6,909growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,981growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers $9,381growth low, openings low
Chemical Plant and System Operators n/an/a
Chemical Technicians $5,136growth low, openings low
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Chemists $7,163growth moderate, openings low
Chiropractors $11,558growth strong, openings low
Civil Engineering Technicians $5,833growth low, openings high
Civil Engineers $9,171growth 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 $9,962growth low, openings high
Computer Hardware Engineers $8,873growth low, openings low
Computer Network Architects $9,653growth low, openings low
Computer Network Support Specialists $5,688growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Computer Occupations, All Other $7,122growth low, openings low
Computer Programmers $7,969growth low, openings high
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $8,047growth low, openings low
Computer Systems Analysts $6,803growth low, openings moderate
Computer User Support Specialists $4,808growth low, openings high
Conservation Scientists $7,518growth low, openings moderate
Construction and Building Inspectors $6,876growth low, openings moderate
Cost Estimators $7,365growth low, openings low
Credit Analysts n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Database Administrators $6,829growth low, openings low
Dentists, All Other Specialists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Dentists, General $18,093growth strong, openings moderate
Desktop Publishers n/agrowth low, openings low
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $6,570growth moderate, openings low
Dietitians and Nutritionists $5,647growth low, openings low
Drafters, All Other $5,066growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Economists $6,823growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $7,038growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $5,493growth low, openings low
Electrical Engineers $9,651growth low, openings moderate
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth low, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $8,232growth low, openings low
Embalmers n/an/a
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $6,439growth low, openings high
Engineers, All Other $10,111growth low, openings high
Environmental Engineering Technicians $5,029growth low, openings low
Environmental Engineers $9,842growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,402growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $7,173growth low, openings high
Epidemiologists n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Family and General Practitioners $19,633growth strong, openings high
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers n/agrowth low, openings low
Film and Video Editors $3,373growth low, openings low
Financial Analysts $8,585growth low, openings low
Financial Specialists, All Other $6,305growth 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 $3,750growth low, openings high
Foresters $5,778growth 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 $5,914growth low, openings high
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $9,304growth low, openings high
Graphic Designers $4,250growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $10,289growth low, openings low
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $6,751growth strong, openings low
Hydrologists $7,873growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,427growth low, openings low
Industrial Engineers $9,830growth low, openings low
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists n/an/a
Information Security Analysts $7,365growth moderate, openings low
Internists, General $17,923growth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Landscape Architects n/agrowth low, openings low
Life Scientists, All Other $5,180growth low, openings low
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
Logisticians $7,273growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $6,274growth moderate, openings low
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $5,543growth low, openings low
Materials Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Materials Scientists n/an/a
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $7,155growth low, openings low
Mathematical Technicians n/an/a
Mathematicians n/an/a
Mechanical Drafters n/agrowth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,744growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $10,868growth low, openings moderate
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $5,803growth moderate, openings moderate
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Microbiologists $6,264growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,718growth low, openings low
Multimedia Artists and Animators n/an/a
Museum Technicians and Conservators $3,845growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Natural Sciences Managers $8,668growth low, openings low
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $6,850growth low, openings moderate
Nuclear Engineers n/an/a
Nuclear Medicine Technologists $6,745growth strong, openings low
Nuclear Technicians n/an/a
Nurse Anesthetists $12,561growth moderate, openings low
Nurse Midwives $8,422growth robust, openings low
Nurse Practitioners $9,757growth strong, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Obstetricians and Gynecologists $18,457growth strong, openings low
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,208growth low, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,515growth low, openings low
Operations Research Analysts $7,189growth low, openings low
Optometrists $15,068growth 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 $15,688growth strong, openings low
Petroleum Engineers $12,221growth low, openings moderate
Pharmacists $11,576growth moderate, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,371growth low, openings low
Physician Assistants $9,217growth strong, openings high
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $14,706growth strong, openings high
Physicists n/an/a
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Podiatrists n/an/a
Prosthodontists n/an/a
Psychiatrists $19,511growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Radiation Therapists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Radiologic Technologists $5,823growth moderate, openings high
Registered Nurses $7,376growth moderate, openings very high
Respiratory Therapists $5,913growth low, openings low
Respiratory Therapy Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Sales Engineers $8,958growth low, openings low
Social Science Research Assistants $4,355growth low, openings low
Sociologists n/an/a
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Software Developers, Applications n/agrowth low, openings low
Software Developers, Systems Software n/agrowth low, openings low
Soil and Plant Scientists $5,972growth low, openings low
Sound Engineering Technicians n/an/a
Statistical Assistants n/agrowth low, openings low
Statisticians n/agrowth low, openings low
Surgeons n/an/a
Survey Researchers n/agrowth low, openings low
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $4,890growth low, openings low
Surveyors $6,958growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Traffic Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Urban and Regional Planners $6,761growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Veterinarians $7,838growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Web Developers $4,868growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $6,222growth low, openings very high

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