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Healthcare Social Workers (21-1022)

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 206 222 7.77 6 15 23
United States 180500 211100 0.0 5800 13300 22200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 29.07 17.36 21.77 27.71 34.67 41.90
Alaska 30.00 18.39 22.52 31.21 36.95 40.74
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 29.40 17.25 20.46 31.09 36.88 40.72
Balance of State 30.60 21.24 24.40 31.04 36.63 40.02

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.