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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?"

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042)

Occupation description:  Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

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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 345370 7.27 3242
United States 31,00032,800 0.0600 2,9003,600

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 52.0924.5231.34 44.2562.9290.34
Alaska 49.1028.4135.01 46.3260.5276.19
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 52.5528.7537.58 50.8966.0078.72
Fairbanks North Star Borough 39.8624.7530.76 37.5645.9358.84
Balance of State 48.9730.2635.42 45.3961.5378.15