Safety on the job is a big part of working in Alaska. From being “bear aware” to learning how to safely climb towers and bridges, careers in health, safety and environment, or H.S.E., are in demand.
Wednesday, Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, and Brian Horner, Director and Founder of Learn to Return Training Systems joined Daybreak to talk about careers in the industry.
“Wind towers is a big expanding business because looking for more power and then getting that power through remote communities is a big goal, he said. There are people, men and women, already in remote communities that would make great wind tower climbers. They’re used to cold, they don’t mind altitude, don’t mind darkness, you know, so I look for those men and women.”
Salary Range (depending on experience)
- Average wages: $54,000 – $73,000 annually
- NC Machinery
- Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
- Waste Management
APICC Outreach Coordinator
- Martha Peck
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Source: Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11
According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the number of Alaskans older than 65 years old will increase by 79 percent by the year 2022. This means from nurses and doctors to EMTs and physical therapists, the need for workers in Alaska’s healthcare industry is only expected to grow.
One option to kickstart your career is one of Alaska’s Area Health Education Centers. They’re based in Anchorage, with regional centers throughout the state.
Gloria Burnett, the director of Alaska’s Area Health Education Centers, joined Daybreak Wednesday to share how statewide programs can help people get into the industry.
“We’re a pipeline program and we’re a statewide program, so even in rural communities we provide opportunities through outreach presentations — job shadows, intensive summer camps, really just hands on experiences to engage people of all ages in health care careers,” Burnett said. “The really neat thing about our program is you can take part in these experiences in your community, in your rural community.”
Interested? Contact Martha Peck, the outreach and education coordinator with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, at 907-770-5250.
Source: Workforce Wednesday: Careers in health care | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11
Starting next year, Alaskans can become pharmacists without having to leave the state thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State University.
UAA announced Tuesday that students can apply to the joint pharmacy program — the university’s latest effort to produce more graduates with specific degrees in hopes that they stay in Alaska and join the state’s workforce. Between 10 and 15 first-year students will begin their schooling through the program next fall and hopefully graduate four years later as homegrown pharmacists, said Tom Wadsworth, ISU assistant dean of Alaska programs. Read the full ADN article here.