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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 119120 0.84 59
United States 62,30071,700 15.22,500 2,6006,040

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 93,01043,16056,920 78,240113,270162,470
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 74,97043,98053,210 72,79092,260115,400

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12816 12.562.5 43.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation24
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 27
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

 Degree
Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Marine and Environmental Sciences BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences BS
Biological Sciences MS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biochemistry & Neuroscience PHD
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology BS
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology MS
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences PHD
Biology MAT
Biology MS
Electrical Engineering MS
Marine Biology MS
Marine Biology PHD
Science Teaching & Outreach GCRT

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology BA
Biology BS
Marine Biology BS
Science Education M.ED