Medical assistants perform a variety of tasks, from checking in patients to taking vital signs and managing charts. The occupation is only growing and demand is high for the position. The median medical assistant salary in Alaska is $39,600, less than the national average. The majority of medical assistants in Alaska work in the state’s major cities of Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage. Medical assistants are essential to the doctors they serve and are paid competitive salaries to compensate them for their work. The two major employers in the state are Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.