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Trade Schools in Alaska

With the state’s growing labor markets in healthcare, transportation and business, trade schools in Alaska offer a variety of courses in these fields and many others. While the state’s vocational programs are based in the Anchorage/Matanuska-Susitna area, most schools provide online classes available from anywhere in the Last Frontier.

A degree, diploma or certificate earned at any accredited trade school can help open doors for employment and secure a higher salary. Read on to learn more about Alaska’s future job market and how vocational education can help you become a part of it!

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Trade Schools in AK

Accredited Trade Schools in AK

Although there are only two trade schools in Alaska that are currently recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics, there are several online programs available to the state’s residents.

Name Address
Alaska Career College 1415 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507-1033
Charter College-Anchorage 2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Employment & Salary Outlook

Alaska 2020 – Where the Jobs Will Be

In the following section, you’ll find profiles of the 10 fastest-growing job fields in the State of Alaska. Simply click on the name of the featured job to view official statistics and video on that vocation.

Alaska’s 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs

The following list represents the 10 fields expected to experience the fastest growth in Alaska through 2020.

Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in AK (2012): $28,400

2010 Employment: 3,690

2020 Employment: 5,170

Pct Change: 40%

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma and min. 75 hours formal training

Median Salary in AK (2012): $29,100

2010 Employment: 1,840

2020 Employment: 2,540

Pct Change: 38%

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Dental Assistants

Minimum Education: Certification from accredited program

Median Salary in AK (2012): $42,200

2010 Employment: 1,010

2020 Employment: 1,340

Pct Change: 33%

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Physical Therapists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree (DPT)

Median Salary in AK (2012): $89,000

2010 Employment: 400

2020 Employment: 530

Pct Change: 33%

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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in AK (2012): $38,800

2010 Employment: 490

2020 Employment: 650

Pct Change: 32%

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Medical Assistants

Minimum Education: Certificate from accredited program.

Median Salary in AK (2012): $39,800

2010 Employment: 1,090

2020 Employment: 1,440

Pct Change: 32%

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Registered Nurses

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program

Median Salary in AK (2012): $80,600

2010 Employment: 4,860

2020 Employment: 6,210

Pct Change: 28%

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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Minimum Education: Certificate from an accredited program

Median Salary in AK (2012): $38,900

2010 Employment: 490

2020 Employment: 630

Pct Change: 28%

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Licensed Practical Nurses

Minimum Education: Certificate from accredited program

Median Salary in AK (2012): $52,600

2010 Employment: 620

2020 Employment: 780

Pct Change: 27%

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Nursing Assistants

Minimum Education: Certificate from an accredited program

Median Salary in AK (2012): $34,800

2010 Employment: 1,970

2020 Employment: 2,480

Pct Change: 26%

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Source: CareerInfoNet.org – Alaska

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