Bill and Account Collectors (43-3011)

Occupation description:  Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer's account; preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond; initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection; and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.

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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 398414 4.02 1012
United States 350,400330,900 -5.60 8,5608,560

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.0911.3513.68 17.0021.2226.43
Alaska 20.8711.8815.15 20.2525.4230.29
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.4611.5614.24 19.1824.9630.76
Southeast Region 23.2116.6120.01 23.0826.8030.61

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
38534 8.836.2 27.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation139
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation51
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 496
Number of job position postings 123
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.0

Alaska Licensing Information


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
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Financial Services Rep OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Financial Institutions OEC