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Alaska is number twenty when it comes to income per capita in the US.  Kodiak, Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage are the 10 most expensive places to live.  Economic growth in Alaska as a whole is somewhat slow. Alaska’s primary export is seafood, salmon, cod, Pollack and crab.  Alaska is the 5th highest state for GDP (Growth Domestic Product).

Highest Salaries in Alaska

Professional careers are, like anywhere else, the highest paid jobs in Alaska. Oral surgery, Surgeons, Psychiatrists, Dentists, and Orthodontists are among the highest paid. 

Among the highest paying NON healthcare jobs includes petroleum engineers. 

Top colleges are:

Two-year Colleges in Alaska

  • Illisagvik College
  • Kodiak College in Kodiak
  • Kenai Peninsula Collge in Soldotna, Homer, and Seward
  • Matanuska-susitna College in Palmer
  • Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez

Four-Year Colleges in Alaska:

  • University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks
  • University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau and Ketchikan, Sitka
  • Alaska Bible College (Private) in Glennallen
  • Alaska Pacific University (Private)

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