An In-depth Analysis of 11 Major Alaska Industries
These reports capture the impact that university programs have in preparing students to join Alaska’s workforce. The reports answer key questions related to the largest and fastest growing occupations that require some postsecondary education and highlights University of Alaska (UA) graduate employment outcomes from 2011 to 2022, including average wages earned, where they work in Alaska, what industries they work in, and how they help boost the Alaska hire rate.
Education pays — people working jobs in Alaska that require a high school degree earn an average of $44,679 annually, which jumps to $63,883 for jobs that require associate degrees, $86,140 for those that require bachelor degrees, and $102,511 for jobs in Alaska that require graduate or professional degrees.
- Dan Robinson, Research Chief, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Many of these programs are in high-demand fields needed to grow Alaska’s economy and include the UA’s breadth of programs from short-term occupational endorsements and certificates to two-year associate degrees, and bachelor and graduate degrees. Each workforce report features a table of available UA programs related to key occupations within each industry. Potential students can clearly match their interests to UA programs and occupations in the highest demand industries. Click the images below to view the 2023 reports.