Technical Writers (27-3042)

Occupation description:  Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 120139 15.82 35
United States 52,00057,300 10.2530 1,1901,720

Job outlook

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

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 35.7920.3926.34 34.1043.7754.71
Alaska 35.4825.1428.12 34.8242.6847.52
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.0024.7627.17 31.2638.7645.55

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15817 10.842.3 35.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation32
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation20
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 150
Number of job position postings 29
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.2

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: Short-term on-the-job training

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 Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Professional Communication MA