Biological Scientists, All Other (19-1029)

Occupation description:  All biological scientists not listed separately.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 452450 -0.49 2938
United States 38,70041,800 8.0800 2,6003,710

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 42.1123.4030.46 39.5348.5663.98
Alaska 39.4226.9932.65 39.2045.6750.88
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.7325.8031.49 40.4444.3750.88
Balance of State 40.9828.8033.29 40.4448.2750.89

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8618 20.940.0 37.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 67
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Marine and Environmental Sciences BS

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences BS
Biological Sciences MS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology BS
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology MS
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences PHD
Biology MAT
Biology MS
Electrical Engineering MS
Marine Biology MS
Marine Biology PHD

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology BA
Biology BS
Marine Biology BS
Marine Technology AAS
Marine Technology CT2