Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1051)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5455 1.92 24
United States 13,10014,400 9.5500 5001,130

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 102,69047,66065,900 92,040127,210173,140
Alaska 81,72052,44061,980 74,26099,370129,270

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
559 16.477.1 58.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation9
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 9
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.0

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Geological Science BS
Geomatics AAS
Geomatics BS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Atmospheric Sciences MS
Atmospheric Sciences PHD
Earth Science BA
Geology MS
Geology PHD
Geophysics MS
Geophysics PHD
Geoscience BS
Oceanography MS
Oceanography PHD
Physics MS
Science Teaching & Outreach GCRT
Space Physics PHD

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Science Education M.ED