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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (19-2041)

Occupation description:  Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Excludes Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (19-1023), Conservation Scientists (19-1031), Forest and Conservation Technicians (19-4093), Fish and Game Wardens (33-3031), and Forest and Conservation Workers (45-4011).

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2018 estimate2028 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 613689 12.412 5878
United States 85,00092,000 0.01,600 7,90010,300

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.4720.5826.01 34.3145.7459.98
Alaska 39.3225.6430.46 37.5646.4257.56
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.7525.5929.86 36.9546.9860.52
Fairbanks North Star Borough 39.2628.1931.81 38.7645.1854.26
Balance of State 38.5823.6531.35 37.6845.4651.56