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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?"

Dental Assistants (31-9091)

Occupation description:  Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

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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 1,2131,322 9.059 83153
United States 346,000384,700 0.016,900 24,00044,800

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.7913.4516.08 19.2723.3427.37
Alaska 23.7316.0118.79 22.6528.3632.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.1414.9918.13 21.9826.2930.61
Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.1816.5118.20 21.8626.8129.85
Balance of State 25.6817.1919.33 24.9630.9736.40