Desktop Publishers (43-9031)

Occupation description:  Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

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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 2727 0.00 11
United States 14,80011,700 -21.00 400400

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.3411.1715.35 19.7626.5733.79

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
313 9.739.3 25.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 36
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.2

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

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Illustrator CC Level 1
Illustrator CC Level 2
InDesign CC Level 1
InDesign CC Level 2
Photoshop Level 1
Photoshop Level 2
Publisher Level 1

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC