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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 8081 1.33 36
United States 84,60092,900 9.83,300 3,4007,530

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 77,66036,77048,030 64,91092,740135,630

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
846 7.160.0 47.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 63
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 21.0

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
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 MFA
Creative Writing & Literary Arts MFA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Creative Writing MA
Creative Writing & Literary Arts MFA
English BA
English MA

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

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