Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (13-1161)

Occupation description:  Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

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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 138150 8.74 1015
United States 595,400733,700 23.217,600 45,60077,030

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 34.3516.5922.34 30.4042.8959.03
Alaska 33.5017.6622.80 31.1843.5855.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.1017.8523.49 32.4544.6856.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 33.2916.9420.79 28.7946.8657.01
Southeast Region 32.1220.8523.97 29.4737.2953.25

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14524 16.630.5 22.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation50
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation16
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 119
Number of job position postings 32
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.7

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
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Marketing BBA