Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (39-3012)

Occupation description:  Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number generating equipment and announce the numbers for patrons. Receive, verify, and record patrons' wagers. Scan and process winning tickets presented by patrons and payout winnings for those wagers.

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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 495480 -3.00 1313
United States 11,50011,900 3.440 310350

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.368.579.35 10.8713.9319.00
Alaska 14.399.7910.76 12.9517.9721.74
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 12.3510.0810.56 11.3513.0516.77
Balance of State 15.179.7611.01 14.3819.2022.35

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
47639 8.235.0 24.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation406
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation45
UI claimants previously working in occupation102
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 21
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: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training