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)

  Average 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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
261 3.872.0 48.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 22
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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 Lic
Languages Bac

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

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Applied Linguistics Mas
Foreign Languages Bac
Inupiaq Eskimo Bac
Japanese Studies Bac
Linguistics Bac
Native Language Education AAS
Native Language Education CT2
Yup'ik Eskimo Bac

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 Bac
Yup'ik Language Proficiency AAS
Yup'ik Language Proficiency CT2