Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1124)

Occupation description:  Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). 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
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2726 -3.70 11
United States 37,20041,300 10.9410 6601,070

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 73,75035,21047,240 63,50087,210125,580

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
242 8.381.8 59.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 27
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 27.0

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

ALC Adult Learning Center   (Anchorage)
Spanish Classes

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Inupiaq Language I Certificate
Inupiaq Language II Certificate

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Language Education GCRT
Languages BA

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Alutiiq Language OEC

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Applied Linguistics BA
Applied Linguistics MA
Foreign Language BA
Linguistics BA
Native Language Education AAS
Native Language Education CT2
Yup'ik Eskimo BA

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Native Language Education AAS
Native Language Education CT2

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Native Language Education AAS
Native Language Education CT2
Yup'ik Language and Culture BA
Yup'ik Language Proficiency AAS
Yup'ik Language Proficiency CT2