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Nutrition Schools In Alaska

Alaska has is only one accredited nutrition school where nutrition faculty who teach nutrition classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the nutrition academic community in Alaska, and the future trends in nutrition training at the nutrition certificate level.


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Alaska 210
National 77,400

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

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Alaska

120 100 100 110 210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, nutrition is a growing field. 90 more nutrition professionals were working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alaska, this field has grown by 75% in four years. This is faster than the trend for nutrition professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$56,880 $54,490 $57,010 $54,540 $47,335
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to nutrition professionals are declining in Alaska. The mean salary for nutrition professionals in 2006 was $56,880 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,335 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Alaska

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Thus, nutrition professionals' salaries declined by 20% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of nutrition, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid nutrition professionals earning 111% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alaska state.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Alaska


Nutrition professionals in Alaska earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Nutrition programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


As the number of nutrition professionals is increasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited nutrition school in Alaska state is also increasing. In Alaska, there were 3 graduates in 2006. And there were 9 graduates from nutrition courses in 2010.

This represents a 200% increase in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an undergraduate certificate in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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