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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?"

Surgical Technologists (29-2055)

Occupation description:  Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

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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 219235 7.37 1221
United States 112,100121,800 0.03,400 6,00010,400

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 24.0916.0719.11 23.2228.5234.33
Alaska 32.5325.4128.46 32.8836.7339.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.5026.2029.54 33.5337.0640.76
Fairbanks North Star Borough 30.2520.8525.97 30.8936.0438.97
Balance of State 31.6125.9028.08 31.5135.8438.37