Tour Guides and Escorts (39-7011)

Occupation description:  Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 609676 11.07 2532
United States 43,50045,700 5.1220 1,7101,930

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.518.809.90 11.9815.8720.70
Alaska 17.1610.7612.96 15.7119.1227.64
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.4213.2615.93 21.6027.4030.03
Southeast Region 14.9710.1611.62 14.7417.3319.07
Balance of State 19.1112.9013.93 16.3526.1128.84

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,354822 60.733.2 28.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation281
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation20
UI claimants previously working in occupation120
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 830
Number of job position postings 178
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.7

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
First Aid/CPR/AED - S11
Wilderness First Aid - S12
Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) - MED07

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR with AED and First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid and ASHI CPR & AED
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for the Community & Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness Basic First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Artic Survival: Wilderness & Outdoor Awareness Preparedness
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045
Cold Water Survival
Cold Water Survival & Egress
First Aid/CPR/AED / 048
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training - HUET
Infant First Aid / 057

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
First Aid/CPR/AED

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
CPR/First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
CPR/1st Aid Certificate

 Degree
Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
Heartsaver CPR/AED
Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Combination

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR/First Aid with AED

 Degree
VIP Alaska   (Kenai)
AED
CPR
First Aid
First Aid and CPR with AED

 Degree
Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS   (Lander)
Wilderness First Aid Certificate