Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1071)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine. Excludes Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1072) and Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1042) who teach medical science.

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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 6364 1.60 11
United States 210,400250,400 19.04,000 3,7207,720

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 125,43043,45063,550 99,360165,100*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
594 6.853.6 51.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation21
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 30
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Academy of Advanced Cosmetology   (Juneau)
Massage Therapy Program

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Therapeutic Massage Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy   (Anchorage)
Oriental Healing Massage Certificate
Swedish Acupressure Massage Therapy Certificate
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage Program
Tui Na Acupressure Massage

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Emergency Trauma Technician, First Responder

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Emergency Medical Technician-I Initial and Refresher
Emergency Medical Technician-II Initial and Refresher
Emergency Medical Technician-III Initial and Refresher
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Abatement Certification Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Initial - 24 Hours Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Refresher Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Emergency Services AAS
Emergency Services Certificate

 Degree
Kindred Spirits School of Massage   (Fairbanks)
Anatomy Physiology Anatomy Massage Certificate
ANMA Aromatherapy Massage
ANMA Japanese Facial Massage
ANMA Japanese Foot Massage
ANMA Japanese Self-Care
Basic Clinical Anatomy Massage Certificate
Canine Puppy Massage
Canine Senior Massage
Canine Sport Massage
Canine Triggerpoint and Aromatherapy Massage
Introductory to Anatomy Massage Certificate
OceanSway Advanced Myofascial Practitioner Certificate
OceanSway Basic Practitioner Certificate
OceanSway Professional Orthopedic Massage Certificate
OceanSway Swedish Practitioner Certificate
Pathology Anatomy Massage Certificate

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) ACLS Program
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR for the Professional Rescuer
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Emergency Medical Response
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Emergency Oxygen Administration
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) First Responder
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) PALS Program
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) PALS Program Refresher Course
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness EMT Upgrade
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Responder
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I Bridge) for Provider CPR Recertification Course
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I Bridge) for Providers CPR
Emergency Medical Technician-2
Emergency Medical Technician-2 Recertification Course
Emergency Medical Technician-3
Emergency Medical Technician-3 Recertification Course
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) for Provider CPR
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) for Provider CPR Recertification Course
S.T.A.R.T Triage

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Lead Abatement Supervisor / 059
Lead Inspector Refresher / 061
Lead Risk Assessor Refresher / 062

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Initial Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher Certificate

 Degree
School of Integrating Shaitsu Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Gentle Wind Essential Oil Applications
Hawaiian Mat Massage
Hawaiian Mat Massage - Our Roots: Lower Back, Hips, Legs, and Feet
Hawaiian Mat Massage - Side Lying + 3 Basic Hand Positions

 Degree
Southern Region EMS Council   (Anchorage)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Providers
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
EMT - 1 Refresher
EMT 2 - Initial
EMT 3 - Initial Course
Paramedic Refresher and National Registry Paramedic Transition Course

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Emergency Trauma Technician Certificate
Wilderness First Responders

 Degree
Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
CPR - BLS for the Provider
Emergency Medical Technology - 1 (Refresher)
Emergency Trauma Technology (ETT)
ETT/EMT Bridge

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Clinical Assistant OEC
Dental Hygiene AAS
Dental Hygiene Bac
Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS
Health Sciences Bac
Medical Laboratory Science Bac
Pharmacy Technology OEC
Public Health Practice Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Veterinary Assisting OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Paramedicine AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Occupational Therapy Aide
Veterinary Assistant

 Degree
Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS   (Lander)
Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certificate
Wilderness First Responder Certificate
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Certificate

 Degree
Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Dental Health Aide Therapist