Since the economic downfall in 2015, AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp admitted that the next few years would be bumpy, and it would take some effort to resolve the economic issues of the city. However, this by no means suggested anything disastrous. It was predicted that population in 2017 would decline a bit, by a percentage of 1.7%. This loss is mild compared to the economic crisis in the 1980's.
- Clinic Provider: Projected to grow 17% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $94,500 per year
- Aquatic Specialist: Projected to grow 4% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $59,680 per year
- Industrial Engineer: Projected to show little to no change from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $83,470 per year
- Registered Nurse: Projected to grow 16% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $67,490 per year
- Airline Pilot: Projected to grow 5% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate required, $102,520 per year
Why is Anchorage a good place to live/work?
Anchorage is an amazing city not only because of its beauty, but because of its opportunity for finding great jobs. It is the most densely-populated city in the state, holding more than 40% of the state's residents. Studies show that bigger populations are great for economic growth, and this is because residents earn higher wages and are more productive. The minimum wage in Alaska is currently at $9.75.