2023 Reports

An In-depth Analysis of 11 Major University of Alaska Industries

These reports capture the impact that university programs have in preparing students to join ’s workforce.  The reports answer key questions related to the largest and fastest growing occupations that require some postsecondary education and highlights (UA) graduate employment outcomes from 2011 to 2022, including average wages earned, where they work in , what industries they work in, and how they help boost the hire rate.

Education pays — people working jobs in 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 that require graduate or professional degrees.

- Dan Robinson, Research Chief, Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Many of these programs are in high-demand fields needed to grow ’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.

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Administration & Finance

Construction

Construction

Education

Education

Fisheries

Fisheries & Marine Science

Health

Health

IT

Hospitality & Tourism

IT

Information Technology

Law & Public Safety

Law & Public Safety

Mining

Mining

Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

Transportation

Transportation

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