Nurse Practitioners (29-1171)
Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||46.71||23.28||29.81||38.08||61.62||78.60|
|Balance of State||49.19||23.40||24.09||46.31||62.42||79.89|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.