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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 Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096)

Occupation description:  Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. Excludes Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (39-2021).

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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 265333 25.716 3255
United States 92,200109,800 0.05,500 10,80018,100

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.289.9911.58 13.7516.4519.14
Alaska 15.6211.1212.78 15.2418.0820.24
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.5610.9112.24 15.2918.3821.44
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.5411.0312.29 14.4017.1318.62
Balance of State 16.6912.2513.62 15.9118.5222.70