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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?"

Optometrists (29-1041)

Occupation description:  Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. Ophthalmologists are included in Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (29-1069).

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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 6267 8.11 12
United States 42,10046,100 0.0800 5001,700

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 59.1228.4642.20 55.4168.6593.32
Alaska 69.0142.0347.73 58.1175.36*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.