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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
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 348 378 8.62 7 12 22
United States 189100 242400 0.0 4300 7300 16900
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 55.05 39.88 45.62 53.69 62.62 75.08
Alaska 53.01 23.75 34.49 56.23 66.47 80.17
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 57.67 30.71 51.92 58.96 66.37 80.00
Balance of State 48.12 22.51 27.38 39.48 66.79 81.08

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