Long Term Care Career in Alaska - AK
In order to become a long term care administrator in Alaska, one must be licensed with the state. Prior to that, candidates for all such long term care jobs in Alaska must have at least a bachelor degree in a healthcare or business-related field. Some jobs will require a graduate degree. In addition, those pursuing a career in long term care administration in Alaska must have at least one year of administrative experience in a health care institution, and must pass the national certification exam given by the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators. The application fee is $70, while the license fee is $220. It must be renewed every two years at a renewal fee of $220.
The average salary for a long term care administrator in the United States is $90,970, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average salary a long term care administrator in Alaska makes is $83,960, not far from the national average. Of course, wages depend upon many factors, such as possessing an undergraduate vs. a graduate degree, the area in which one works, and the demand for the position in your area. Taking that into account, here is a sampling of salaries for long term care administrators in various parts of Alaska (courtesy of indeed.com):
- Anchorage: $81,000
- Fairbanks: $76,000
- Juneau: $78,000
- Sitka: $97,000