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Registered Nurses (29-1141)

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes Nurse Anesthetists (29-1151), Nurse Midwives (29-1161), and Nurse Practitioners (29-1171).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 5856 6260 6.9 168 155 363
United States 3059800 3431300 0.0 90100 83200 210400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 38.47 25.68 29.63 36.22 44.99 55.88
Alaska 45.81 31.50 36.94 45.23 53.31 60.70
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 45.34 30.14 36.23 45.01 53.97 60.82
Balance of State 49.23 34.95 41.02 47.10 53.54 62.16

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