education requirements

HS Diploma

expected salary range

$21K to $58K

training area


Science + fish + wilderness = your dream job.

Performs general labor, site repair, collection of eggs, care of young fish or shellfish, then releasing them into the water. Work is hands-on and performed outdoors. Many hatcheries are in beautiful, remote locations, so you would likely be living the romanticized, off-grid Alaska lifestyle. This is a great entry-level position and offers significant opportunity to acquire knowledge and experience valuable to achieving advanced fisheries positions.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma required
  • Postsecondary education recommended

Here’s where you get it:

Course/Program Provider/Location Degree Delivery Length
UAS AAS Fisheries Technology Statewide AAS Live and some courses async 2 yrs
UAS Fisheries Technology Certificate – Alaska Salmon Culture Statewide Cert Live and some courses async 1 yr

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