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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?"

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (21-1023)

Occupation description:  Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

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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 436485 11.214 3150
United States 125,200147,500 0.04,000 9,30015,500

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.8414.2017.21 22.4329.7838.89
Alaska 24.7014.1516.59 21.1330.2039.53
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.1314.7318.10 22.4228.0836.92
Balance of State 25.2913.8416.02 19.4133.1241.56