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Cardiac Sonography Salaries in Alaska - AK

Alaska is not only America’s largest state land-wise, but also one the most beautiful. However, Alaska’s population of 698,473 puts the state as number 47 in population ranking according to 2009 census estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Alaska’s healthcare facilities range from state-of-the-art medical centers in its metropolitan cities to small rural clinics that help Alaska’s Native American population. Healthcare professionals are in demand in Alaska and diagnostic medical sonographers in general are among the top ten highest paid occupations for those with an associate’s degree in Alaska, according to Alaska wage information from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

A cardiac sonographer, sometimes called an echocardiographer, can typically expect to earn $67,000 yearly in Alaska, according to data compiled from Indeed.com, a Web-based job listings service. Approximately half of Alaska's 698,473 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area, where a typical median salary is $64,000 per year. The Providence Heart and Vascular Center at the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage uses cardiac sonographers.

In a city like Fairbanks a median annual salary is $60,000 and job opportunities may be found sometimes at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. In Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, a median annual salary is $61,000 and in a city like Sitka, it is $75,000. 

Central Peninsula Regional Hospital and other facilities throughout Alaska also look for qualified cardiac sonographers.

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