Library Assistants, Clerical (43-4121)

Occupation description:  Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials. Excludes Library Technicians (25-4031).

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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 373387 3.81 1213
United States 108,800114,700 5.4590 3,3703,960

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 13.208.769.71 12.1215.5819.49
Alaska 17.5212.2614.94 17.6420.5923.34
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 18.2213.6115.97 18.2821.0823.35
Fairbanks North Star Borough 17.1412.5214.12 17.1120.0822.97
Southeast Region 16.989.7611.83 17.0721.3124.72
Balance of State 16.9411.0115.29 17.3219.5322.32

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
40320 5.056.0 44.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation109
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 284
Number of job position postings 45
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.3

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