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)

  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.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.258.829.78 11.5515.2621.12
Alaska 16.0110.3911.74 16.2019.4222.61
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.6410.3910.93 11.8615.6120.53
Balance of State 17.0310.5914.42 17.2920.2123.05

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
47330 6.333.7 23.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation363
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation28
UI claimants previously working in occupation93
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 23
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