Graphic Designers (27-1024)

Occupation description:  Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 169173 2.40 45
United States 261,600265,200 1.4360 6,2206,580

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 24.8313.2516.91 22.5530.1239.10
Alaska 24.5215.5418.46 24.3329.1734.85
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.2116.1519.30 25.1229.6235.37

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
17418 10.331.3 22.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation27
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 174
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.2

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 Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Dreamweaver CC Level 1
Dreamweaver CC Level 2
Illustrator CC Level 1
Illustrator CC Level 2
InDesign CC Level 1
InDesign CC Level 2
Photoshop Level 1
Photoshop Level 2

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Computer Science

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Expression Web
Flash

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Advanced Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Computer Graphic Artist
Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Web Page Designer