Editors (27-3041)

Occupation description:  Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

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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 113101 -10.60 44
United States 117,200111,000 -5.30 4,2504,250

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 31.7714.3119.46 27.5138.2153.66
Alaska 26.7115.9320.48 26.5930.9437.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.6614.4418.72 26.0532.0538.81

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1138 7.147.7 36.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation23
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 99
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 33.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Information and Communication Technology MBA

Conscious Solutions   (Anchorage)
Conflict Prevention and Business Communication
From Propects to Customers - 5 Keys to Accelerate Business Growth
Team Building & Efficiency

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Advanced Business Writing

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Academic Writing About Literature
Academic Writing About Science and Nature
Intro to Academic Writing

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Creative Writing & Lit Arts Mas
Journalism & Public Comm Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Creative Writing Mas
Creative Writing & Literature Mas
Journalism Bac