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Health Science Schools In Alaska

Alaska has is only one accredited health science school where health science faculty who teach health science classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of health science and health science training in Alaska, which includes health science training at the following levels:


  1. Ilisagvik College

    Narl Facility, Barrow, Alaska 99723

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Health Science Employment

Alaska 15,490
National 7,588,750

Of all of the health science professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Health science professionals In Alaska

13,700 13,430 14,510 14,540 12,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, health science is a shrinking field. In Alaska, 850 less health science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alaska, this field has shrunk by 6% in four years. This is slower than the trend for health science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of health science professionals has shrunk by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

Health Science VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$52,643 $64,980 $67,546 $69,628 $72,740
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of health science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to health science professionals are increasing in Alaska. Health science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,643 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $72,740 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Health science professionals in Alaska

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 28% growth in health science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alaska, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of health science. The pay differential between the highest paid health science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 74%

Average Salaries for Health science professionals and related professions in Alaska

Health Information
Health Information Management
Health Science
X Ray Technician

Health science professionals in Alaska earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Health Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


As the number of health science professionals is decreasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited health science school in Alaska state is decreasing.

Thus there was a 100% percent decrease in the number of health science school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in health science.

Health Science Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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