Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1052)

Occupation description:  Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2929 0.00 11
United States 26,60030,700 15.4410 470880

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 86,07041,80055,250 75,060104,150145,300

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
253 12.060.0 52.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 5
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.5

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Mas
Environmental Chemistry PhD
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic

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