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Career and Education Opportunities for Online Publishers in South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its largest city is Sioux Falls.

Currently, 220 people work as online publishers in South Dakota. This is expected to grow by 12% to 240 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for online publishers are expected to shrink by about 22.5%. Online publishers generally format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

Online publishers earn about $9 per hour or $20,520 annually on average in South Dakota and about $17 hourly or $36,600 annually on average nationally. Online publishers earn less than people working in the category of Computer Operation generally in South Dakota and more than people in the Computer Operation category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Deals Publications Inc, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.

CITIES WITH Online Publisher OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Online Publisher

Online Publisher video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, online publishers format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

Every day, online publishers are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to visualize how things come together and can be organized. It is also important that they distinguish between colors.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in South Dakota include:

  • Typist. Type letters, reports, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

LOCATION INFORMATION: South Dakota

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.