English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1123)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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 107105 -1.90 22
United States 90,800100,200 10.4940 1,6102,550

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 76,14035,79047,000 63,73090,930130,890

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10713 12.158.4 49.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation24
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 67
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

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
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Academic Writing About Literature
Academic Writing About Science and Nature
Intro to Academic Writing

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Creative Writing & Lit Arts Mas
English Bac
English Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Creative Writing Mas
Creative Writing & Literature Mas
English Bac
English Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
English Bac

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
English (MA) MA