Health Careers in Alaska
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. See the other tabs farther down this page for information about camps, internships and academic programs.
Scholarships by Grade Level
K-12 Mat-Su College Summer Programs: Pays full tuition of one summer program, if parents are Mat-Su students. PRE-COLLEGE
National Institutes of Health (NIH) STEP-UP: The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers.
PATH Academy Travel Scholarship: Covers transportation costs for Anchorage PATH Academy May 22-26, 2017.
David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship: Supports students pursuing RN degrees. Requires commitment to service in rural Alaskan communities.
Mat-Su Health Foundation: Two types of scholarships (Vocational and Academic) with different criteria. Offers support to students pursuing health-related careers and nonprofit management careers.
MyCACHE (Combined Application for College & Higher Education): 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.
Prevention Fellowship Program: Funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Prevention Fellowship Program provides a 5-month paid internship for students with an interest in substance abuse prevention. Internships are hands-on in a tribal organization somewhere in the United States.
- CAMPS AND INTERNSHIPS
If you're interested in exploring possible careers, these camps and internships offer an introduction to a wide variety of professions. The Excel file lists all the camps by date, with notes on those which take place during the academic year, during the summer, or year-round. The table lists the camps by grade level, with links to detailed information about each. Click on a camp's name for a detailed description and contact information.
If you have a program you would like to add, please contact Dave Berry.
Camps and Internships by Date
Camps and Internships by Grade Level
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Want to study healthcare? The chart below includes links to the available academic programs in Alaska.
If you know of a program that is missing from the chart, please contact Dave Berry.
PROGRAM CERTIFICATE ASSOCIATE BACHELOR GRADUATE DENTAL Dental Assistant Trainee-Endorsement Ilisagvik College Dental Assisting UAA, UAF UAA, UAF Dental Health Aide ANTHC Dental Hygiene UAA DISABILITIES SERVICES Disabilities Services (Distance) UAA Early Childhood Special Education UAA EMERGENCY SERVICES Emergency Medical Technician I UAS Emergency Medical Technology UAA Emergency Service Ilisagvik College UAF Fire and Emergency Services Technology UAA Paramedical Technology Kenai Peninusla College (UAA),
MatSu College (UAA), UAF
HEALTH INFORMATION/IN-PATIENT Health Information Management (Distance) UAS Health Information Management-Coding Specialist (Distance) UAS Health Information Technology (Distance) UAS Healthcare Privacy and Security (Distance) UAS Healthcare Reimbursement (Distance) UAF Insurance Coding and Billing Alaska Career College Medical Billing (Distance) UAF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Applied Business in Health Care Management UAF Health Care Administration Charter College Health Services Administration APU Public Administration, health Administration (Distance) UAA PROGRAM CERTIFICATE ASSOCIATE BACHELOR GRADUATE HUMAN SERVICES Chemical Dependency Counselor UAA Children's Behavior Health (Distance) UAA Conflict Resolution UAA Gerontology Minor UAA Human Services (Distance) UAA, UAF Human Services UAA RHS Behavioral Health Aide UAF Rural Human Services (Distance) UAF MEDICAL IMAGING Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program UAA Limited Radiography (Distance) UAA Pre-Radiological Technology Qualifications UAS Radiologic Technology UAA MEDICAL LABORATORY Medical Laboratory Science UAA Medical Laboratory Technology UAA Phlebotomy (Distance) UAA, UAF, Alaska Career College MEDICAL OFFICE/OUT-PATIENT Healthcare Reimbursement UAF Medical Assisting UAA, UAF, Charter College, Alaska Career College UAA, UAF Medical Billing (Distance) UAF Medical Coding (Distance) UAF Medical Coding Specialist Ilisagvik College Medical Office Administrative Assistant Charter College Medical Office Coding (Distance) UAA Medical Office Reception (Distance) UAF Medical/Dental Reception UAF MEDICAL PROGRAMS Alaska WWAMI Biomedical Program UAA Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS)-Physician Assistant (PA) Track with MEDEX Program UAA NURSING Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications UAF, UAS Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant (Distance) UAF, UAS Doctorate of Nursing Practice UAA LPN to AAS in Nursing UAA Nursing UAA Nursing Science UAA Nursing Science-Family Nurse Practitioner (Distance) UAA Nursing Science-Nursing Education (Distance) UAA Nursing Science-Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Distance) UAA RN to BS in Nursing UAA Dietetic UAA PROGRAM CERTIFICATE ASSOCIATE BACHELOR GRADUATE NUTRITION Dietetic Internship UAA Nutrition UAA OTHER ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS Allied Health UAF Community Health UAF Community Health Aide/Practitioner ANTHC Health Sciences UAS UAA Massage Therapy Program (Continuing Education) Alaska Career College,
Alaska Insitute of Oriental Medicine, Acupunture and Massage Therapy
Occupational Safety and Health UAA Physical Education UAA Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness Technician UAF Surgical Technology UAA PHARMACY Pharmacy (UAA affiliation with Creighton University) UAA Pharmacy (UAA affiliation with Idaho State University) UAA Pharmacy Technology (Distance) UAA PSYCHIATRIC NURSING Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner UAA PSYCHOLOGY Children's Mental Health UAA Clinical Psychology UAA Clinical/Community Psychology (Distance) UAA, APU Counseling Psychology APU Psychology UAA, UAF Social Science (BA) with concentration in Psychology UAS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE ASSOCIATE BACHELOR GRADUATE PUBLIC HEALTH Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences (BSHS)-Health Educator Track UAA Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practices (Distance) UAA Minor in Public Health UAA SOCIAL WORK Social Work (Distance) UAA, UAF UAA THERAPY Occupational Therapy (UAA affiliation with Creighton University) (Distance) UAA Physical Therapy Assistant UAA Speech Language Pathology (with East Carolina University) UAA
This page was updated on November 20, 2016.
- CAREER DESCRIPTIONS
The table below lists over 50 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 responsibilites
- Educational and licensure requirements
- Contacts for state and national organizations
- Wage and employment info
The descriptions are also available as downloadable PDFs, suitable for printing. All the descriptions are included in a single 54-page PDF document here.
This page was updated on November 20, 2016.
- FIND A JOB
Looking for a job? Here you will find links to the major healthcare employers in Alaska.
This page was updated on March 28, 2017.
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