Writers and Authors (27-3043)

Occupation description:  Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material. Excludes Public Relations Specialists (27-3031) and Technical Writers (27-3042).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3535 0.00 11
United States 136,500139,700 2.3310 2,2902,610

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 33.2414.0520.38 28.9740.4055.06
Alaska *** ***
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area *** ***

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
294 13.864.0 48.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 115
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

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

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Advanced Business Writing

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

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

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