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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 392397 1.331 2456
United States 104,300114,100 9.48,700 6,60016,280

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.349.1510.81 13.2217.1821.62
Alaska 17.5712.5214.52 16.9819.9924.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.6812.8913.74 15.1418.7223.75
Balance of State 17.8611.6015.35 17.4720.6424.75

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