Graphic Designers (27-1024)

Occupation description:  Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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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 149138 -7.45 812
United States 266,300277,400 4.29,600 15,30026,010

Job outlook

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

2018 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.2914.2318.06 24.2131.8741.23
Alaska 28.6715.2918.06 27.0739.7045.61
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.1515.4420.37 32.6341.3746.62
Balance of State 22.2115.0016.27 18.4025.9137.88

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15622 14.130.3 26.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation37
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 197
Number of job position postings 13
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.2

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

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

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Computer Science

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Expression Web

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Web Foundations OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Digital Art AAS
Web Foundations OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Web Foundations OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Web Foundations OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Web Authoring OEC
Web Foundations OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Web Development and Administration OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Web Development and Administration OEC

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Computer Graphic Artist
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Web Page Designer