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)

  Average 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.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 84,59038,95053,060 73,020102,580148,640

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
565 8.974.1 57.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 33
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.0

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

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

University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Disability Services AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Cross-Cultural Studies Mas
Indigenous Studies PhD
Northern Studies Bac
Northern Studies Mas
Russian Studies Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Alaska Native Studies Bac