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

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Accountants and Auditors $6,837growth 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 n/agrowth low, openings low
Anesthesiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Animal Scientists n/an/a
Anthropologists and Archeologists $6,414growth strong, openings low
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $7,073growth low, openings low
Architectural and Civil Drafters $5,112growth low, openings low
Architectural and Engineering Managers $12,992growth low, openings moderate
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Astronomers n/an/a
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,254growth low, openings low
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $4,268growth low, openings low
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists n/an/a
Audiologists $4,488growth 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 $6,698growth low, openings high
Biological Technicians $3,679growth low, openings high
Biomedical Engineers n/an/a
Broadcast Technicians $3,258growth low, openings low
Budget Analysts $6,660growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,351growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers $11,447growth low, openings low
Chemical Plant and System Operators n/an/a
Chemical Technicians $4,665growth low, openings low
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Chemists $6,736growth moderate, openings low
Chiropractors $8,883growth strong, openings low
Civil Engineering Technicians $6,014growth low, openings high
Civil Engineers $10,230growth 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 $9,171growth low, openings high
Computer Hardware Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer Network Architects $8,969growth low, openings low
Computer Network Support Specialists $4,943growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Computer Occupations, All Other $7,758growth low, openings low
Computer Programmers $7,748growth low, openings high
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer Systems Analysts $6,072growth low, openings moderate
Computer User Support Specialists $4,970growth low, openings high
Conservation Scientists $7,712growth low, openings moderate
Construction and Building Inspectors $7,211growth low, openings moderate
Cost Estimators $7,007growth low, openings low
Credit Analysts n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Database Administrators $6,814growth low, openings low
Dentists, All Other Specialists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Dentists, General $19,762growth strong, openings moderate
Desktop Publishers n/agrowth low, openings low
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $6,893growth moderate, openings low
Dietitians and Nutritionists $5,693growth low, openings low
Drafters, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Economists $7,448growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $6,635growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $4,908growth low, openings low
Electrical Engineers $9,663growth low, openings moderate
Electro-Mechanical Technicians $6,963growth low, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $8,213growth low, openings low
Embalmers n/an/a
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $5,848growth low, openings high
Engineers, All Other $9,297growth low, openings high
Environmental Engineering Technicians $4,899growth low, openings low
Environmental Engineers $10,248growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,498growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $7,513growth low, openings high
Epidemiologists n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Family and General Practitioners $18,591growth strong, openings high
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers n/agrowth low, openings low
Film and Video Editors n/agrowth low, openings low
Financial Analysts $9,111growth low, openings low
Financial Specialists, All Other $5,738growth 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 $3,920growth low, openings high
Foresters $5,841growth 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 $6,525growth low, openings high
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $8,483growth low, openings high
Graphic Designers $4,473growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors n/agrowth low, openings low
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $6,386growth strong, openings low
Hydrologists $7,243growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,120growth low, openings low
Industrial Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists n/an/a
Information Security Analysts $8,033growth moderate, openings low
Internists, General $19,152growth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Landscape Architects n/agrowth low, openings low
Life Scientists, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,523growth low, openings high
Logisticians $7,306growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $6,649growth moderate, openings low
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $5,808growth low, openings low
Materials Engineers $7,988growth low, openings low
Materials Scientists n/an/a
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $7,303growth low, openings low
Mathematical Technicians n/an/a
Mathematicians n/an/a
Mechanical Drafters $5,433growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,135growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $11,008growth low, openings moderate
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists n/agrowth moderate, openings moderate
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/agrowth strong, openings low
Microbiologists $6,040growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,377growth low, openings low
Multimedia Artists and Animators n/an/a
Museum Technicians and Conservators $3,887growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Natural Sciences Managers $8,873growth low, openings low
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $6,981growth low, openings moderate
Nuclear Engineers n/an/a
Nuclear Medicine Technologists $6,866growth strong, openings low
Nuclear Technicians n/an/a
Nurse Anesthetists $15,337growth moderate, openings low
Nurse Midwives $6,965growth robust, openings low
Nurse Practitioners $10,428growth strong, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Obstetricians and Gynecologists $21,807growth strong, openings low
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,173growth low, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,108growth low, openings low
Operations Research Analysts $7,316growth low, openings low
Optometrists $13,468growth robust, openings low
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons n/an/a
Orthodontists n/an/a
Orthotists and Prosthetists $4,537n/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Pediatricians, General $22,146growth strong, openings low
Petroleum Engineers $12,435growth low, openings moderate
Pharmacists $11,502growth moderate, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,682growth low, openings low
Physician Assistants $9,705growth strong, openings high
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $21,386growth strong, openings high
Physicists n/an/a
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Podiatrists n/an/a
Prosthodontists n/an/a
Psychiatrists $20,703growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Radiation Therapists $7,307growth strong, openings low
Radiologic Technologists $5,913growth moderate, openings high
Registered Nurses $7,293growth moderate, openings very high
Respiratory Therapists $6,145growth low, openings low
Respiratory Therapy Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Sales Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Social Science Research Assistants $4,373growth 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 n/agrowth low, openings low
Sound Engineering Technicians n/an/a
Statistical Assistants n/agrowth low, openings low
Statisticians $7,396growth low, openings low
Surgeons n/an/a
Survey Researchers $4,113growth low, openings low
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $4,958growth low, openings low
Surveyors $6,778growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Traffic Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Urban and Regional Planners $6,739growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Veterinarians $9,189growth moderate, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Web Developers $5,003growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $6,403growth low, openings very high

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