Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (25-2022)

Occupation description:  Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in Teachers and Instructors, All Other (25-3099). Excludes Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School (25-2023) and Special Education Teachers (25-2050).

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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 601606 0.820 2243
United States 630,300677,700 7.521,600 24,20050,530

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 61,04038,54046,090 57,72073,47091,670
Alaska 79,43053,74062,760 76,45095,750115,450
Southeast Region 79,64042,80050,080 73,990105,400131,650
Balance of State 64,81051,79056,460 64,28074,37080,560

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
80272 9.047.4 33.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation94
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 77
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.0

Alaska Licensing Information

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Methods of Instruction I - MOI1
Methods of Instruction II - MOI2

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Educational Technology GCERT
Language Education GCRT
Physical Education BED
Physical Education BS
Reading Specialist GCRT
Teach Cred-Read Spe GCRT
Teach Cred-Read Spe LIC
Teach Credential Read Endorsement LIC
Teach Credential-Phys Ed LIC

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
K-12 Art GLI
K-12 Art LIC
K-12 Art Licensure Program LIC
Music Education BM
Reading Specialist GCRT
Science Teaching & Outreach GCRT

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Education Certification - Mathematics K-5 GLI
Education Certification - Mathematics K-8 GLI
Education Certification - Mathematics K-8 M.ED
Education Certification - Reading GLI
Education Reading M.ED
Education Technology GCRT
Mathematics Education M.ED
Reading Specialist M.ED
Science Education M.ED

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)

Is There a Teacher Shortage in Alaska? (February 1991)