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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2628 7.70 11
United States 38,40039,200 2.080 910990

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.5718.0924.18 32.2841.6250.35

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
307 23.333.3 29.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation6
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 32
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.7

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
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD