Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1062)

Occupation description:  Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, womens studies, or urban affairs. 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
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3131 0.00 11
United States 11,60013,300 15.1170 200380

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 83,33035,64050,590 72,230101,570150,830

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
516 11.863.3 46.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation11
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 34
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 17.0

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
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Inupiaq Fine Arts Certificate
Inupiaq Studies AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Alaska Native Studies BA
Arctic and Northern Studies MA
Japanese Studies BA
Northern Studies BA
Northern Studies MA
Russian Studies BA