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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?"

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (39-2021)

Occupation description:  Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096).

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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 430493 14.732 4381
United States 285,600331,400 0.021,400 28,50054,500

Job outlook

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


2019 Wages question mark icon

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.018.9610.19 11.9114.4618.57
Alaska 15.7910.7811.73 14.3718.3824.62
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.0910.7311.56 14.5418.7426.11
Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.3110.9311.63 13.3018.8023.58
Balance of State 15.1611.2012.51 14.4817.5620.43