Human Resources Specialists (13-1071)

Occupation description:  Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers. Excludes Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (13-1141) and Training and Development Specialists (13-1151).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 652682 4.619 4466
United States 547,800586,700 7.116,500 37,30057,690

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.8417.2222.07 29.0138.3949.80
Alaska 33.8421.1326.43 32.2140.0148.53
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.4221.0126.43 31.9941.9149.36
Fairbanks North Star Borough 32.4620.7124.98 31.9938.8247.13
Southeast Region 32.8422.4627.59 31.7138.4244.86
Balance of State 33.8420.0827.07 33.5538.7747.96

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
64158 9.044.1 29.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation220
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation123
UI claimants previously working in occupation69
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 602
Number of job position postings 112
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.4

Alaska Licensing Information


Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Computer Technology - AAS AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Visio Level 1
Visio Level 2

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Interviews
Dealing With Difficult Employees
Sexual Harassment

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Introduction to Visio Professional