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Social Work Schools in Alaska

92 Social Work students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Social Work is the 12th most popular major out of a total 137 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Alaska

Social Work majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 59
Master’s Degree 33

Gender Distribution

In Alaska, a social work major is more popular with women than with men.

Social Work Majors in AK Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social work majors in Alaska is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • White: 59.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 26.1%
Social Work Majors in AK Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Alaska

3,350 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. AK

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Alaska

In this state, social work grads earn an average of $64,200. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,470.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in Alaska that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
14,644 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,819. Most students complete their degree in 5.01 years. Graduates earn an average $36,000 after graduation.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,404 Total Students

61% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid.

Social Work Careers in AK

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title AK Job Growth AK Median Salary
Healthcare Social Workers 26% $72,070
Substance Abuse Social Workers 19% $40,980
Counselors 12% $57,980
Social and Community Service Managers 9% $69,140
Social Workers 8% $69,930
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3% $47,110
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists -2% $65,470

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to social work.

Major Annual Graduates in AK
Public Administration 37
Community Organization & Advocacy 24
Human Services 2

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