Physics Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1054)

Occupation description:  Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. 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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4141 0.00 11
United States 17,70020,400 15.0270 310580

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 97,52045,53060,740 84,570119,840164,130

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
345 14.762.5 53.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation3
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 4
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.0

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
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Physics Bac
Physics Mas
Physics PhD
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic

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