Veterinarians (29-1131)

Occupation description:  Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 148176 18.93 39
United States 79,60094,600 18.81,600 1,4004,500

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2018 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 50.5927.1835.38 45.1158.7478.10
Alaska 58.1828.6436.83 47.8672.8491.45
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 60.7332.9538.33 47.7872.25*
Fairbanks North Star Borough 58.6535.4943.04 59.8373.3179.31
Balance of State 50.6825.6428.10 37.5473.7190.58

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16329 17.843.3 34.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 8
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Veterinary Science CT2