Alaska has a diverse climate with unsurpassed beauty in a land as large as one-fifth of the continental United States. There are many cultures, adventures, and rich opportunities to serve.
For additional job opportunities that may not be listed on this website, please see "Resources" below.
For information about each community, see https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/dcra/DCRAExternal/community/
Short videos of rural Alaska health care experiences - Public Health Nursing recruitment videos: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Nursing/Pages/recruitment/
Alaska Center for Health Data and Statistics: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/
Alaska Department of Labor Research and Analysis: http://almis.labor.state.ak.us/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=115
Alaska Academy of Family Physicians: http://www.alaskaafp.org/
Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association: https://anpa.enpnetwork.com/
The SHARP program seeks to recruit and retain selected health care professionals to serve in designated healthcare shortage areas in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans and/or payment of direct incentive.
- SHARP-II: clinician application cycle opening in mid Spring 2016; start-dates as early as: 7/1/16
- SHARP-I: clinician application cycle opening in early Spring 2017; with start dates as early as: 3/1/17
SHARP is for:
- Dental Hygienists
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Midwifes
- Registered Nurses
- Clinical Social Workers
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
All eligible sites are in federal Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
For a list of HPSAs in Alaska select the link HPSA by State & County
Participants must be fully licensed in Alaska or exempt from licensure.
For dates, application, and additional information go to the SHARP website
All primary care specialties including Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn & Pediatrics, as well as NP, RN, PA, dentist, and behavioral health.
Mental Health Recruiting
Registered Nurse Recruiting
Please see the HRSA Nurse Corps program at http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/