These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Alaska In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Alaska

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Alaska is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in Alaska.

Here are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Alaska, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Dental Assistant
  2. Medical Assistant
  3. Personal Care Assistant
  4. Pedicab Driver
  5. Home Health Aid
  6. Receptionist
  7. Crew Member
  8. Billing Specialist
  9. Kitchen Steward
  10. Cook

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that dental assistantss and medical assistantss would be so in demand?

Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Alaska in 2017

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in Alaska that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 72 occupations in Alaska.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 72.

At the end of the day, the data showed that dental assistantss will be the fastest growing job in Alaska.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Alaska matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction Alaska is heading.

But aside from being merely ‘interesting,’ it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list.

From dental assistantss to medical assistantss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Last Frontier for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Alaska

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Dental Assistant 121.0% $45,390 1,380
2 Medical Assistant 119.4% $41,340 1,540
3 Personal Care Assistant 117.1% $31,600 7,050
4 Pedicab Driver 113.8% $40,150 2,640
5 Home Health Aid 113.2% $33,290 1,800
6 Receptionist 112.3% $33,210 3,110
7 Crew Member 111.9% $24,200 5,260
8 Billing Specialist 111.7% $42,550 1,340
9 Kitchen Steward 111.5% $28,010 1,940
10 Cook 111.4% $29,730 2,640
11 Food Preparer 111.1% $27,260 3,510
12 Aircraft Mechanic 110.8% $65,510 1,330
13 Server 110.5% $31,230 5,140
14 Dishwasher/busser 110.5% $23,010 1,480
15 Barista 110.1% $24,950 1,850
16 Registered Nurse 110.1% $86,450 5,900
17 Certified Nursing Assistant 109.9% $37,520 2,110
18 Cargo Agent 109.8% $36,800 1,010
19 Retail Sales Consultant 108.8% $28,810 11,970
20 Reservations Agent 108.4% $37,310 1,030
21 Housekeeper 108.2% $27,770 3,710
22 Delivery Driver 107.6% $43,070 1,420
23 Telecommunications Technician 107.5% $73,710 1,010
24 Front Desk Clerk 107.4% $28,170 1,020
25 Stock Clerk 107.1% $31,550 3,180
26 Cashier 107.0% $26,990 9,110
27 Notary Public 106.6% $48,440 6,800
28 Bus Driver 106.5% $52,940 1,150
29 General Manager 106.4% $107,320 4,680
30 Child Care Provider 106.2% $26,720 2,050
31 Customer Service Representative 106.1% $36,820 2,610
32 Janitor 106.0% $32,370 5,610
33 Administrative Manager 106.0% $100,280 1,230
34 Assistant Manager 106.0% $47,090 1,940
35 Security Guard 105.9% $46,610 2,340
36 Office Manager 105.4% $66,060 1,950
37 Finance Manager 105.4% $111,010 1,180
38 Landscaper 105.3% $33,950 1,000
39 Secretary 105.2% $39,440 3,210
40 Bookkeeper 105.0% $47,320 4,810
41 Computer Technician 105.0% $57,350 1,050
42 Carpenter 105.0% $69,970 2,750
43 Firefighter/paramedic 104.9% $58,420 1,490
44 Installer 104.9% $76,900 1,290
45 Automotive Technician 104.7% $54,440 1,770
46 Material Handler 104.7% $36,870 3,770
47 Executive Assistant 104.6% $59,780 3,380
48 Accountant 104.6% $82,180 1,810
49 Sales Representative 104.5% $58,740 1,640
50 Driver 104.4% $53,480 3,290
51 Office Clerk 104.4% $47,130 6,200
52 Student Admissions Clerk 104.0% $44,700 1,040
53 Internship 103.9% $76,120 1,060
54 Business Consultant 103.8% $78,900 3,250
55 Maintenance Technician 103.8% $51,520 3,600
56 Sales Assistant 103.2% $47,830 1,600
57 Civil Engineer 102.8% $120,580 1,090
58 Construction Worker 102.7% $49,680 4,160
59 Police Officer 102.2% $79,510 1,400
60 Mobile Equipment Mechanic 101.0% $65,210 1,060
61 Electrician 100.9% $81,600 2,160
62 Teller 100.9% $28,730 1,170
63 Plumber 100.7% $71,030 1,520
64 Engineer 100.0% $111,440 1,310
65 Construction Manager 100.0% $127,810 1,220
66 Manager 99.7% $109,710 3,890
67 Bartender 99.5% $31,560 1,810
68 Operator 97.1% $69,670 3,390
69 Correction Officer 97.0% $61,470 1,290
70 Meat Cutter 96.8% $22,270 7,760
71 Attorney 95.3% $123,770 1,020
72 Service Operator 94.1% $66,000 1,270

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