Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Alaska| Projections

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Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Alaska| Long-term Projections through 2018*

 1.  Office Clerks, General

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 6,640 in this field, with a projected increase of 680 to a high of 7,320 (increase of 10.3%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 230.

Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Alaska| Projections

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 2.  Personal Care Aides

In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 3,690 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,480 to a high of 5,170 (increase of 40%). The average annual number of job openings is 280. 

 3.  Teacher Assistants

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 4,500 in this field, with a projected 12.7% increase to 5,070 (increase of 570).  The average annual number of job openings is 290.

 4.  Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 3,390 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 3,810 (up 420 or 12.4%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 130.

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5.  Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 2,940 in this field, with a projected increase of 430 to a high of 3,370 (increase of 14.7%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 110.

 6.  Home Health Aides

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 14,740 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,840 to a high of 2,540 (increase of 37.7%). The average annual number of job openings is 110. 

 7.  Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 5,660 in this field, with a projected 9.9% increase to 6,210 (increase of 560).  The average annual number of job openings is 200.

 8.  First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 2,380 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 2,700 (up 320 or 13.2%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 100.

 9.  Medical Assistants

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 1,090 in this field, with a projected increase of 350 to a high of 1,440 (increase of 31.9%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 70.

 10.  Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

 In Alaska, there was a 2008 base of 4,650in this field, with a projected increase of 520 to a high of 5,160 (increase of 11.2%). The average annual number of job openings is 150. 

 If you have additional questions, or need more information about Alaska Employment opportunities, contact the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development HERE:  http://labor.state.ak.us/

 *Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm  

The projections are from 2008-2018.

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