Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1194)

Occupation description:  Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

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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 222226 1.88 917
United States 128,000129,800 1.44,700 4,9009,770

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 27.2314.3218.78 24.8132.8043.76
Alaska 33.5123.0327.53 33.3739.6145.53
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 32.5223.2927.12 31.7438.1844.32
Balance of State 37.6423.1132.86 39.0144.5548.00

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2476 2.465.3 51.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation60
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 81
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Certified Flight Instructor Training Certificate
Instrument Flight Instructor Training Certificate
Multi Engine Flight Instructor Training Certificate

 Degree
A Head of Time Design Academy   (Anchorage)
Instructor Training Certificate

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

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
CDL A or B, Road Skills Refresher
CDL A or B, 10-Hour
CDL A or B, 5-Hour Road Skills Assessment
CDL A, 20-Hour
CDL B, 20-Hour
CDL B, Passenger Bus Road Skills Assessment
CDL Permit and Endorsement Preparatory Course
Entry Level Driver Course
Fast Track CDL A
Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations - HMT09
Methods of Instruction I - MOI1
Methods of Instruction II - MOI2

 Degree
Alyeska Helicopters   (Anchorage)
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate

 Degree
American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Defensive Driver/REACT

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Basic Driver Training CDL CDL
CDL A - 20 Hour
CDL B - 20 Hour
CDL Permit and Endorsement Preparatory Course 3 days
Defensive Driving Course for the Professional Truck Driver
Entry Level Driver Course
Fast Track-CDL A CDL
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 10 Hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 5 Hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL B Passenger Bus
Road Skills Refresher-CDL A/B- 4 hour

 Degree
Elmendorf Aero Club   (Elmendorf AFB)
Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument Flight Instructor
Multi Engine Flight Instructor

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
325 Vac Truck Operations Certificate Endorsement
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement

 Degree
Land and Sea Aviation   (Anchorage)
Certified Flight Instructor

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
CDL Road Exams/058
Construction Equipment Training/Pro Truck Driver/COMBO503 CDL
Elite Combo/COMBO507 Cer/CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Evaluation 1 Week TD104 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Evaluation 2 Day TD103 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Review: 1 Day TD102 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Review: 1/2 Day TD101 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - CDL Written Exam Prep/063
Pro Truck Driver 160 Hours /TD107 CDL
Pro Truck Driver 240 Hours/TD108
Pro Truck Driver 360 HourS/TD109 CDL
Professional Workforce Communication and Training Development / 053

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Off System CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Educational Technology GCERT

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Education Technology GCRT

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A Driver Training Certificate

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)