Health Careers Resources in Alaska
Expand each of the menus below to explore healthcare career resources in the Last Frontier.
The links below will take you to a variety of scholarships for healthcare-related programs. Some scholarships can be used only for specific programs, while others are more general.
Scholarships by Grade Level
Behavioral Health Camps: The Alaska AHEC regional centers offer periodic weeklong Behavioral Health Camps for high school students. Tuition for these camps is free.
: The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers a wide variety of scholarships, internships and other training opportunities for students from Alaska Native or American Indian backgrounds.
: The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers.
: ANTHC awards $5,000 scholarships to selected students who are interested in healthcare. Open to Alaska Native/Native American applicants who meet certain requirements.
: Depending upon the availability of funds, it is the intent of the Goldwater Foundation to support junior-level scholarships for a maximum of two academic years (4 semesters) and senior-level scholarships for a maximum of one academic year (2 semesters).
: Supports students pursuing RN degrees. Requires commitment to service in rural Alaskan communities.
麻将游戏赚钱: The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers a wide variety of scholarships, internships and other training opportunities for students from Alaska Native or American Indian backgrounds.
: Two types of scholarships (Vocational and Academic) with different criteria. Offers support to students pursuing health-related careers and nonprofit management careers.
: Residents of the Bering Strait region can apply for multiple scholarships in one place. Money can be used for college or technical or vocational school.
: Scholarships are awarded to students who best demonstrate their commitment to practicing osteopathic medicine in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
: 25 scholarships for Nursing students
麻将游戏赚钱: General advice and information for PH students about creating an application and finding outside sources of funding. Includes a selection of links to major scholarships in the public health field.
麻将游戏赚钱: Students who are responsible for caring for a loved one while in school can apply for these scholarships to help ease the burden.
University of Alaska Social Work Scholarships: UA and UAA offer a number of different scholarships for students in Social Work.
- Loan Repayment
麻将游戏赚钱The are numerous options for loan repayment for health careers.
: The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) can help dedicated health professionals chart a course for a long-lasting and successful health care career. The LRP funds IHS clinicians to repay their eligible health profession education loans — up to $40,000 — in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announces a new SHARP-1 loan repayment opportunity for selected healthcare practitioners in State Fiscal Year 2019. This is one of SHARP’s periodically issued standard applicant-solicitations.
- Camps & Internships
麻将游戏赚钱If you're interested in exploring possible careers, these camps and internships offer an introduction to a wide variety of professions.
Camps and Internships by Grade Level
AK GILD Alaska PreMed Summit ANCAP Behavioral Health Camps RRANN Summer Nurse Camp Della Keats PATH Camps RRANN UAA Research Opportunities
Camps and Internships last updated: February 20, 2019
- Academic Programs in Alaska
Academic Programs in Alaska
PROGRAM CERTIFICATE ASSOCIATE BACHELOR GRADUATE DENTAL Dental Assistant Trainee-Endorsement Dental Assisting UAA, UAA, Dental Health Aide Dental Hygiene UAA DIETETICS & NUTRITION Dietetics UAA UAA Dietetic Internship UAA Nutrition Minor UAA EMERGENCY SERVICES Emergency Medical Technician I Emergency Medical Technology UAA Emergency Service Fire and Emergency Services Technology UAA Paramedical Technology ,
HEALTH INFORMATION/IN-PATIENT Health Information Management (Distance) Health Information Management-Coding Specialist (Distance) Health Information Technology (Distance) Healthcare Privacy and Security (Distance) Healthcare Reimbursement (Distance) Insurance Coding and Billing Medical Billing (Distance) HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Applied Business in Health Care Management Health Care Administration Health Services Administration Public Administration, Health Administration (Distance) HUMAN SERVICES Children's Behavior Health (Distance) UAA Conflict Resolution Human Services (Distance) UAA, Human Services UAA RHS Behavioral Health Aide Rural Human Services (Distance) MEDICAL IMAGING Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program UAA Limited Radiography (Distance) UAA Pre-Radiological Technology Qualifications Radiologic Technology UAA MEDICAL LABORATORY Medical Laboratory Science UAA Medical Laboratory Technology UAA Phlebotomy (Distance) UAA, , MEDICAL OFFICE/OUT-PATIENT Healthcare Reimbursement Medical Assisting UAA, , , UAA, Medical Billing (Distance) Medical Coding (Distance) Medical Coding Specialist Medical Office Administrative Assistant Medical Office Coding (Distance) UAA Medical Office Reception (Distance) Medical/Dental Reception MEDICAL PROGRAMS Alaska WWAMI Biomedical Program UAA MEDEX Physician Assistant Program UAA NURSING Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications , Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant (Distance) , Doctorate of Nursing Practice UAA LPN to AAS in Nursing Nursing UAA Nursing Science Nursing Science-Family Nurse Practitioner (Distance) Nursing Science-Nursing Education (Distance) Nursing Science-Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Distance) RN to BS in Nursing UAA OTHER ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS Allied Health Community Health Community Health Aide/Practitioner Health Sciences Massage Therapy Program (Continuing Education) , Occupational Safety and Health Physical Education UAA Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness Technician Surgical Technology UAA PHARMACY Pharmacy (UAA affiliation with Idaho State University) UAA Pharmacy Technology (Distance) UAA PSYCHIATRIC NURSPING Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PSYCHOLOGY Children's Mental Health (minor) Clinical/Community Psychology UAA Counseling Psychology Psychology UAA, Social Science (BA) with concentration in Psychology PUBLIC HEALTH Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences (BSHS)-Health Educator Track Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practices (Distance) UAA Minor in Public Health UAA SOCIAL WORK Social Work (Distance) UAA, UAA THERAPY Occupational Therapy (UAA affiliation with Creighton University) (Distance) UAA Physical Therapy Assistant UAA Speech Language Pathology (with East Carolina University) UAA
Academic Programs in Alaska last updated: February 20, 2019
- Healthcare Careers
The left-hand column lists them alphabetically and the right-hand column sorts them by the amount of post-secondary education each career requires. Clicking on any of the jobs will take you to a separate page that describes that job in detail. Each description includes:
- Job responsibilities
- Educational and licensure requirements
- Contacts for state and national organizations
- Wage and employment info
The descriptions are also available as one- or two-page downloadable PDFs, suitable for printing. All the descriptions are included in a single PDF document here.
Career Descriptions last updated: November 20, 2016
- Prospective Employers
Major Healthcare Employers in Alaska
EMPLOYER WEBSITE ALASKA NATIVE HEALTH CORPORATIONS AND FACILITIES Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Bristol Bay Native Association Cook Inlet Tribal Council Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Inc. Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kodiak Area Native Association Manillaq Association Norton Sound Health Corporation Southcentral Foundation Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Tanana Chiefs Conference Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation RURAL ALASKA HOSPITALS Bartlett Regional Hospital Central Peninsula General Hospital Cordova Community Medical Center Ketchikan General Hospital Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Petersburg Medical Center Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center Providence Seward Medical Center Providence Valdez Medical Center Sitka Community Hospital South Peninsula Hospital Wrangell Medical Center URBAN ALASKA HOSPITALS Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) Alaska Regional Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital North Star Behavioral Health System Providence Hospital OTHER RECRUITING SITES AND JOB SEARCH TOOLS State of Alaska jobs: Workplace Alaska State of Alaska Health and Social Services: Division of Behavioral Health 3RNet: Medical and Healthcare Jobs Across the Nation: Alaska Healthcare Recruitment Alaska Physician Jobs Alaska’s Public Health Nursing Alaska Children’s Services Alaska VA Healthcare System Anchorage Community Mental Health Services The ARC of Anchorage Hope Community Resources HRSA Health Workforce Connector Learn How to Become RegisteredNursing.org
Healthcare Employers last updated February 20, 2019
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