Education Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1081)

Occupation description:  Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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 139139 0.00 33
United States 75,70082,500 9.1690 1,3402,030

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 70,26032,28044,780 62,52083,820118,160
Alaska 74,39053,72063,770 74,43086,77097,690

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14223 16.274.2 60.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation35
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 197
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 32.8

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 Marine Safety Education Association   (Sitka)
Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT)

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Methods of Instruction I - MOI1
Methods of Instruction II - MOI2

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Education Mas
Language Education Lic
Music Education Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Education Mas
K-12 Art Lic
K-12 Art Lic
Reading Specialist K-12 Lic
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Ed Cert - Mathematics K-5 Lic
Ed Cert - Mathematics K-8 Lic
Ed Cert - Reading Lic
Education Mas
Education Mas
Mathematics Education Mas
Reading Specialist Mas
Science Education Mas