Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1051)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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 6565 0.00 11
United States 13,20014,300 8.7110 230350

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 95,90043,95061,300 85,410119,650161,220

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
569 16.178.8 59.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 9
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.5

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Geological Science Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Atmospheric Sciences Mas
Atmospheric Sciences PhD
Earth Science Bac
Geology Mas
Geology PhD
Geophysics Mas
Geophysics PhD
Geoscience Bac
Oceanography Mas
Oceanography PhD
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic
Space Physics PhD

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Science Education Mas