Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1121)

Occupation description:  Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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 6768 1.52 35
United States 122,500137,200 12.04,800 5,00011,270

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 83,22035,18050,030 69,530100,620149,560

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
637 11.167.2 52.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation21
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 58
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.6

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

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Computer Science

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center   (Ester)
Basic Blacksmithing Tools: Forging Tongs
Basic Blacksmithing Tools: Tool steel - Chisel and Punch
Beginning Spinning
Blacksmithing – Forging Handles – Twisting and Bending
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks: Drawing out
Blacksmithing, Forging Fire Forks: Chiseling and drawing out
Blacksmithing, Forging Spoons: Upsetting and Swaging
Dried Flowers and Wreath Making
Explore Cut Flowers
Fleece to Finish
Intermediate Spinning
Natural Dyeing from the Garden
Needle Felting
Viking Knife: Tool Steel - Create Blades and Sharpen
Wet Felting
Wool Dyeing Techniques

School of Integrating Shaitsu Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Sacred Art of Drum Making

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Kuspak Making
Sewing Fur Hats
Sewing Fur Mittens

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Digital Art AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Music Education BM
Music Performance BM

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Nome Coast Art OEC
Northwest Coast Art OEC

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Artist: Comprehensive
Dressmaking and Design
Jewelry Design and Repair Technician