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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?"

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (29-2056)

Occupation description:  Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

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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 188238 26.66 1122
United States 109,400130,500 0.03,500 6,20011,800

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.6311.7913.98 16.9820.4524.63
Alaska 18.8513.1914.94 18.2622.3825.74
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.3913.6815.85 18.8622.8126.63
Balance of State 16.5812.6313.47 14.8618.5023.08