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Visual Communications Schools In Alaska

Visual Communications classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited visual communications school in Alaska. The trends in Alaska's visual communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in visual communications includes visual communications training at the visual communications certificate level.


  1. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

    809 Second Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Alaska 340
National 270,000

Of all of the visual communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Alaska

460 390 410 310 340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Visual Communications is a shrinking field in Alaska. 120 less visual communications professionals were working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 26% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of visual communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$25,763 $40,875 $42,195 $39,335 $40,180
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are growing in Alaska. The mean salary for visual communications professionals in 2006 was $25,763 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $40,180 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Alaska

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 36% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 132% pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications in Alaska.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Alaska

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Alaska, visual communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


The number of students graduating from the only accredited visual communications school in Alaska is decreasing. In 2006, 4 students graduated from visual communications courses in Alaska. And in 2010, 3 students graduated.

Thus there was a 25% percent decrease in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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