When deciding where to live and work in Alaska, it’s important to consider travel. Only 20% of Alaska can be accessed via road. So if you plan to travel to various locations across the state, it would be a good idea to stay in an area with access to highways.
Many people choose to live and work in Anchorage because it combines big city life with wildlife, nature trails and a wealth of outdoor activities.
If you’re looking for work in salmon fishing and the canneries industry, you may want to consider Bristol Bay, known as the ‘Red Salmon Capital of the World’. Other key fishing cities in Alaska include Kodiak and Homer.
As we mentioned previously, some parts of Alaska are not accessible by road. Water, air or dogsled are the only ways in and out. Examples include the beautiful cities of Sitka and Ketchikan.
A number of the more remote Alaskan towns and cities are even harder to get to. In fact, travel to these areas can be an enormous task. So if you’re looking to travel across the state on a regular basis, you would probably be wise not to stay in such an area.