Public Relations Specialists (27-3031)

Occupation description:  Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

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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 284296 4.28 2029
United States 259,600282,600 8.87,600 18,30028,190

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.6915.7920.94 28.5138.9253.97
Alaska 31.1117.6223.08 30.1638.2547.39
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.8619.5622.61 29.1537.7347.63
Fairbanks North Star Borough 30.6725.0626.92 30.1135.0440.90
Balance of State 28.459.9615.70 30.1037.1045.59

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
27228 10.336.2 27.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation91
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation40
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 216
Number of job position postings 23
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.4

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)
PowerPoint Level 1
PowerPoint Level 2

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
PowerPoint Complete

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Communication BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Communication BLA

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Microsoft PowerPoint Complete

 Degree
WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Introduction to MS Power Point