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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Alaska

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Alaska graduates, receive a Health Science degree.

The only accredited Health Science school in Alaska is Ilisagvik College, which is located in Barrow. In 2010, Ilisagvik College was ranked 79th nationwide. In 2010, Ilisagvik College graduated 0 students from its Health Science programs.


Tuition at Ilisagvik College for students enrolled in Health Science courses was $2,920 per year.

A Health Science degree from an Alaska school... what next?

Many Alaska Health Science graduates become Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, Office Manager, Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, Public Health Educator, Dietitian, Pediatrician, Plastic Surgeon, Allergists and Immunologist, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Coder , Health and Safety Manager, Construction Safety Consultant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Aide, Certifed Medical Assistant, and Medical Secretary. In 2010, there were 12,850 health science professional working in Alaska, including 80 fitness and wellness coordinators, 720 office managers and 420 therapists. The largest populations of Alaska health science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 7,840 health science professionals
  2. Aleutians East County - 1,850 health science professionals
  3. Haines County - 1,120 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of health science professional in Alaska will shrink by 0%, and by 2018, there will be an estimated 12,930 health science professionals working in Alaska. The greatest decline for health science professional is predicted to be amongst Fitness and Wellness Coordinators, who are expected to increase by 0% by 2018.


Alaska health science professionals earn on average $72,740 per year. However, Alaska health science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,390 per year to more than $144,490 per year in 2010. On average health science professional earn the most in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $80,014 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $76,083 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $73,119 per year

On average health science professionals earn the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Haines County - $56,045 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $73,119 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $76,083 per year

The health science professionals with highest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $212,720 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $170,570 per year
  3. Office Manager - $94,000 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $33,210 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional health science statistics regarding a career in Health Science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology.

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 5,150 $79,350 2.0%
Medical Assistants 1,110 $37,750 98.2%
Medical Secretaries 930 $37,760 97.9%
Medical and Health Services Managers 720 $94,000 20.0%
Physician Assistants 610 $91,810 221.1%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 590 $44,980
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 560 $39,300 7.7%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 430 $212,720 104.8%
Physical Therapists 430 $92,720 43.3%
Mental Health Counselors 420 $55,540 75.0%
Healthcare Social Workers 350 $54,050 84.2%
Health Educators 290 $53,700 0.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 290 $78,800 45.0%
Speech-Language Pathologists 210 $85,440 -27.6%
Occupational Therapists 160 $76,600 -27.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 140 $59,800 16.7%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 130 $89,210 18.2%
Surgeons 90 n/a
Education Administrators, All Other 80 $69,480 -42.9%
Physical Therapist Aides 50 $33,210
Pediatricians, General 40 $170,570 -33.3%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 $75,270 -42.9%
Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $40,960 -66.7%

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