Education Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1081)

Occupation description:  Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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 118119 0.84 59
United States 74,50082,200 10.32,900 3,0006,670

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 74,56031,73047,980 65,51091,270128,140
Alaska 106,28047,43068,460 79,930102,420*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12421 16.973.1 61.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation42
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 203
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 67.7

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

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

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

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

AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Curriculum Development

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
E-Learning GCRT
Education MAT
Educational Technology GCERT
English BA
English MA
English MAT
General Program AA
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-Education Leader LIC
Teach Credential-Phys Ed LIC
Teaching MAT

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
General Program AA

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

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Education BED

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Education BA
Education M.ED
Education Certification - Early Childhood Education GLI
Education Certification - Education Technology GLI
Education Certification - Education Technology M.ED
Education Certification - Mathematics K-5 GLI
Education Certification - Mathematics K-8 GLI
Education Certification - Mathematics K-8 M.ED
Education Certification - Reading GLI
Education Master of Art in Teaching-Elementary MAT
Education Reading M.ED
Education Technology GCRT
Mathematics Education M.ED
Reading Specialist M.ED
Science Education M.ED