Computer Hardware Engineers (17-2061)
Occupation description: Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Excludes Software Developers, Applications (15-1132) and Software Developers, Systems Software (15-1133).
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Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.
Labor Force Indicators
|2015 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2015 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||42
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||37
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||1
|2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)