Nursing Assistant in Alaska

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Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in Alaska

Each year, roughly 1.4% of Alaska students graduate with certificates in nurse assisting. That means an estimated 120 nursing assistants graduate from Alaska's 3 nursing assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a nursing assistant program. It is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, no students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' nursing assistant program. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska that has a nursing assistant program is AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Seward. 108 students graduated with certificate in nursing assistant from AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology in 2010.

Ilisagvik College, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a nursing assistant program. It is located in Barrow. In 2010, Ilisagvik College graduated 6 students from its nursing assistant programs. Ilisagvik College charged in-state students $2,920 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Alaska's nursing assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,759 per year, though tuition can range from $5,358 per year to $2,920 per year. In 2010, the nursing assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alaska were:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year

The nursing assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alaska were:

  1. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A nursing assistant certificate from an Alaska school... what next?

The highest percentage of nursing assistant graduates in Alaska pursue careers as a nursing assistant. 1,880 nursing assistants were working in Alaska in 2010. The largest populations of Alaska nursing assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 960 nursing assistants
  2. Aleutians East County - 400 nursing assistants
  3. Haines County - 300 nursing assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of nursing assistants is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,450 nursing assistants working in the Alaska then.


On average, nursing assistants earn $34,210 per year. However, Alaska nursing assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,640 per year to more than $46,680 per year in 2010. The counties in Alaska with the highest average salary for a nursing assistant are:

  1. Aleutians East County - $35,740 per year
  2. Haines County - $34,830 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $33,580 per year

On average, nursing assistants earns the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $33,270 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $33,580 per year
  3. Haines County - $34,830 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in nurse assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic nursing or LVN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nurse Assisting in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,983 miles from location AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology Seward AK 38.7923 100% 820
7,412 miles from location Ilisagvik College Barrow AK 20.5203 n/a 226

Curious what studying Nursing Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 1,880 $34,210 -1.6%

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