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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 690724 4.93 1619
United States 627,500664,200 5.93,680 13,88017,550

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 59,80037,81045,370 56,72071,85089,120
Alaska 75,95051,66060,430 74,00091,830108,220
Southeast Region 63,04040,05046,250 59,58078,15095,930
Balance of State 63,95050,71055,500 63,33073,45079,590

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
79362 7.848.7 33.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation104
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 70
Number of job position postings 22
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

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: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

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

AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Language Education Lic
Music Education Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
K-12 Art Lic
K-12 Art Lic
Reading Specialist K-12 Lic
Science Teaching & Outreach Lic

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Ed Cert - Mathematics K-5 Lic
Ed Cert - Mathematics K-8 Lic
Ed Cert - Reading Lic
Mathematics Education Mas
Reading Specialist Mas
Science Education Mas

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)

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