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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2826 -7.11 23
United States 14,60012,500 -14.0600 9001,300

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.4311.4715.90 21.8229.1937.59

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
322 6.346.7 33.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation6
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 34
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.3

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 Level 1
Illustrator Level 2
InDesign Level 1
InDesign Level 2
Photoshop Level 1
Photoshop Level 2

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC