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Public Health Schools in Alaska

77 students earned Public Health degrees in Alaska in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 18th most popular major in the state out of a total 137 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Alaska

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 41
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 17
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 17
Master’s Degree 12
Associate’s Degree 7

Gender Distribution

In Alaska, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in AK Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in Alaska is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 46.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 39.0%
Public Health Majors in AK Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Alaska

In this state, there are 3,220 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. AK

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Alaska

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $65,960, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Alaska that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
12,766 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,000 after graduation. 48% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 5.01 years to complete their degree at UAA.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,179 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
2,150 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, UAS grads earn an average salary of $31,500. A typical student attending UAS will pay a net price of $10,258.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
529 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,717. 100% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at Alaska Pacific.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
95 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $6,396. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
233 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 4 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 33%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,806.

Public Health Careers in AK

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title AK Job Growth AK Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $99,040
Health Specialties Professors 17% $71,400
Community Health Workers 17% $43,590
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $57,220
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 3% $75,550
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 2% $84,700

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public health.

Major Annual Graduates in AK
Allied Health Services 213
Nursing 153
Health/Medical Prep Programs 115
Health/Medical Admin Services 92
Mental & Social Health Services 62
Dental Support Services 61
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 50
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 48

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