Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1065)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. 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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 6667 1.52 35
United States 21,20023,400 10.6800 9001,920

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 98,62043,76059,590 81,430117,520177,850

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6020 33.370.2 57.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation22
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation17
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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
Alaska Policy Forum   (Anchorage)
Government Internship

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Political Science BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Political Science BA