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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 225224 -0.40 44
United States 138,500147,600 6.6910 2,4503,360

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 26.8013.7718.28 24.3632.1543.42
Alaska 33.8622.8227.02 32.4539.0946.70
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.1423.8127.12 32.3738.9047.49
Balance of State 35.1622.6229.82 34.6042.5145.82

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
24910 4.064.8 52.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation68
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 81
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.6

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

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

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

Academy of Hair Design   (Anchorage)
Instructor Training

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

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

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

Alyeska Helicopters   (Anchorage)
Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver

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

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

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement

Land and Sea Aviation   (Anchorage)
Certified Flight Instructor

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

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

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)