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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.1413.4417.10 22.9030.4539.43
Alaska 25.9916.0419.13 26.6231.6137.10
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.0816.0018.93 27.0031.7437.06

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

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

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Computer Science

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

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