Commercial and Industrial Designers (27-1021)

Occupation description:  Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

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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 n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 39,70041,400 4.41,400 2,3003,880

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.9117.5123.75 31.7242.0351.42

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
327 21.933.3 25.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 42
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 14.0

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
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD