Health Care Apprenticeable Occupations in Alaska

There are a dozen health care occupations currently apprenticeable in Alaska, including behavioral health technician, central sterile processing technician, certified nursing assistant, community health worker, dental assistant, dispensing optician, home health aide, medical assistant, medical coder/biller, medical office assistant, surgical technologist/operating room technologist, and veterinary technician. More occupations are being developed into apprenticeships based on employers’ needs.


Can Registered Apprenticeship Work for Me?

If you have a high turnover in a particular position; have incumbent workers who need higher skill levels or certifications to maintain employment; or have trouble filling certain positions, registered apprenticeship could be a valuable recruitment and training tool.

As an apprenticeship employer, you will:

  • Provide a safe workplace.
  • Provide on-the- job training and supervised work experience.
  • Establish a progressive pay schedule.
  • Document the training progress.
  • Support the related instruction.
  • Reap the benefits of a loyal and trained workforce.


Funding Support for New Health Care Apprenticeship programs

As an employer, you may be eligible for some support to offset the time that a qualified mentor is training an apprentice. Please contact your local Job Center for more information and to apply.

Getting Started

Alaska DOLWD staff and the Alaska USDOL apprenticeship office offer technical assistance at no cost to you. For more information:


Multi-Employer Health Care Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors


Other Health Care Registered Apprentice Sponsors/Employers

Alaska Breastcare & Surgery

Parliament Chiropractic

Alaska Regional Hospital

Peninsula Community Health

Algone Pain Clinic

Peninsula Family Dental Center

Anchorage OB/GYN

Providence Health System Alaska

Excellence in Health

Ravenwood HealthCare

Eyecare Excellence

River City Dental

Foundation Health Partners - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital


Hediger Chiropractic Clinic

Serenity Health

Juneau Youth Services

Seward Family Dentistry

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center

Soldotna Optometry Clinic

Kenai Sports & Family Chiropractic

Southcentral Foundation

Kennedy Dental Group

Surgery Center of Fairbanks

Kidsmile, LLC

Tanana Chiefs Conference -
Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center

Mulholland Chiropractic Center

Tutan Recovery Services

Ninilchik Family Dentistry

West Valley Vision Center

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation



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  • Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
    Anne Velardi, Apprenticeship Coordinator
    or 907-269-3562
  • USDOL Alaska Office of Apprenticeship