Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1042)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 138136 -1.40 22
United States 64,30074,800 16.21,040 1,1402,180

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 90,42041,85055,990 76,650109,240157,630
Alaska 88,77064,68072,760 87,160104,040123,600
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 82,60048,24065,230 80,450102,100122,090

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
13019 14.663.2 44.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation20
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 21
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.5

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

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Marine and Environmental Sciences BS

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biochemistry & Neuroscience PhD
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Bac
Biological Sciences Mas
Biological Sciences PhD
Marine Biology Mas
Marine Biology PhD
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology Bac
Biology Bac
Marine Biology Bac
Science Education Mas