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

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Accountants and Auditors $6,910growth low, openings very high
Actuaries n/an/a
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians n/agrowth low, openings low
Aerospace Engineers $9,408growth low, 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 n/agrowth low, openings low
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $7,783growth low, openings low
Architectural and Civil Drafters $5,017growth low, openings low
Architectural and Engineering Managers $12,637growth low, openings low
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Astronomers n/an/a
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,165growth low, openings low
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $3,563growth low, openings low
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists n/an/a
Audiologists $4,665growth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Biochemists and Biophysicists n/an/a
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $7,063growth low, openings low
Biological Scientists, All Other $6,453growth low, openings moderate
Biological Technicians $3,688growth low, openings moderate
Biomedical Engineers n/an/a
Broadcast Technicians $3,017growth low, openings low
Budget Analysts $6,638growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,660growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers $11,203growth low, openings low
Chemical Plant and System Operators n/an/a
Chemical Technicians $4,658growth low, openings low
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Chemists $6,943growth low, openings low
Chiropractors $7,763growth robust, openings low
Civil Engineering Technicians $6,005growth low, openings moderate
Civil Engineers $10,456growth low, openings high
Commercial and Industrial Designers n/an/a
Computer and Information Research Scientists n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer and Information Systems Managers $8,968growth low, openings high
Computer Hardware Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer Network Architects $7,854growth low, openings low
Computer Network Support Specialists $4,999growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Computer Occupations, All Other $8,236growth low, openings low
Computer Programmers $7,173growth low, openings moderate
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Computer Systems Analysts $5,866growth low, openings moderate
Computer User Support Specialists $4,773growth low, openings high
Conservation Scientists $7,783growth low, openings low
Construction and Building Inspectors $6,939growth low, openings moderate
Cost Estimators $6,954growth low, openings low
Credit Analysts n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Database Administrators $6,633growth low, openings low
Dentists, All Other Specialists n/agrowth robust, openings low
Dentists, General $21,613growth robust, openings low
Desktop Publishers n/agrowth low, openings low
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $7,812growth robust, openings low
Dietitians and Nutritionists $5,934growth strong, openings low
Drafters, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Economists $7,164growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $6,898growth low, openings low
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $5,613growth low, openings low
Electrical Engineers $9,928growth low, openings low
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth low, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $7,785growth low, openings low
Embalmers n/an/a
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $5,988growth low, openings moderate
Engineers, All Other $9,503growth low, openings high
Environmental Engineering Technicians $4,874growth low, openings low
Environmental Engineers $9,723growth low, openings low
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,630growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $6,685growth low, openings moderate
Epidemiologists n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Family and General Practitioners $18,978growth robust, openings low
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers n/an/a
Film and Video Editors n/agrowth low, openings low
Financial Analysts $8,477growth low, openings low
Financial Specialists, All Other $5,670growth low, openings moderate
Fire Inspectors and Investigators n/an/a
Food Scientists and Technologists n/an/a
Forensic Science Technicians n/an/a
Forest and Conservation Technicians $3,986growth low, openings moderate
Foresters $5,983growth 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 $6,388growth low, openings moderate
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $8,283growth low, openings moderate
Graphic Designers $4,970growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $6,955growth low, openings low
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $6,229growth robust, openings low
Hydrologists $7,338growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians n/an/a
Industrial Engineers n/an/a
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists n/an/a
Information Security Analysts $8,773growth low, openings low
Internists, General $18,898growth robust, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Landscape Architects n/agrowth low, openings low
Life Scientists, All Other $5,222growth low, openings low
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,706growth low, openings moderate
Logisticians $7,238growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $7,144growth robust, openings low
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $9,675n/a
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $5,823growth low, openings low
Materials Engineers $8,251growth low, openings low
Materials Scientists n/an/a
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other n/agrowth low, openings low
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $7,923growth low, openings low
Mathematical Technicians n/an/a
Mathematicians n/an/a
Mechanical Drafters $6,073growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,421growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $10,724growth low, openings low
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists n/agrowth robust, openings low
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/agrowth robust, openings low
Microbiologists n/agrowth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,343growth low, openings low
Multimedia Artists and Animators n/an/a
Museum Technicians and Conservators $4,222growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Natural Sciences Managers $8,834growth low, openings low
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $6,915growth low, openings moderate
Nuclear Engineers n/an/a
Nuclear Medicine Technologists n/agrowth robust, openings low
Nuclear Technicians n/an/a
Nurse Anesthetists $15,641growth robust, openings low
Nurse Midwives $7,101growth robust, openings low
Nurse Practitioners $10,240growth robust, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Obstetricians and Gynecologists $23,431growth robust, openings low
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,245growth low, openings low
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,497growth low, openings low
Operations Research Analysts $6,011growth low, openings low
Optometrists $13,803growth robust, openings low
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons n/an/a
Orthodontists n/an/a
Orthotists and Prosthetists $5,173n/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Pediatricians, General $22,334growth robust, openings low
Petroleum Engineers $13,441growth low, openings moderate
Pharmacists $11,657growth moderate, openings low
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,948growth low, openings low
Physician Assistants $10,188growth robust, openings moderate
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $20,352growth robust, openings low
Physicists n/an/a
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary n/agrowth low, openings low
Podiatrists n/an/a
Prosthodontists n/an/a
Psychiatrists $18,526growth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Radiation Therapists n/agrowth robust, openings low
Radiologic Technologists $6,104growth robust, openings moderate
Registered Nurses $7,443growth strong, openings very high
Respiratory Therapists $6,384growth strong, openings low
Respiratory Therapy Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Sales Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Social Science Research Assistants n/agrowth low, openings low
Sociologists n/an/a
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary n/an/a
Software Developers, Applications $8,748growth low, openings low
Software Developers, Systems Software $9,173growth low, openings low
Soil and Plant Scientists $5,768growth low, openings low
Sound Engineering Technicians n/an/a
Statistical Assistants n/agrowth low, openings low
Statisticians $7,252growth low, openings low
Surgeons n/an/a
Survey Researchers $4,939growth low, openings low
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $4,988growth low, openings low
Surveyors $6,662growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Traffic Technicians n/an/a
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Urban and Regional Planners $6,969growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Veterinarians $10,084growth strong, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Web Developers $4,999growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $6,387growth low, openings high

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