Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1194)

Occupation description:  Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

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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 222226 1.88 917
United States 128,000129,800 1.44,700 4,9009,770

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 29.0515.7920.18 26.2634.8447.71
Alaska 35.8517.0728.72 39.3745.0748.44
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.5810.1927.89 40.6345.2748.06
Balance of State 35.8020.6929.60 36.1542.9850.10

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2476 2.465.3 51.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation60
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 81
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.8

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Certified Flight Instructor Training Certificate
Instrument Flight Instructor Training Certificate
Multi Engine Flight Instructor Training Certificate

A Head of Time Design Academy   (Anchorage)
Instructor Training Certificate

Alaska Driving Academy   (Soldotna)
CDL Behind the Wheel Course
CDL Testing - 1/2 Day
CDL Testing - Full Day
Entry Level Driver Training CDL Course

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

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
CDL A or B, Road Skills Refresher
CDL A or B, 10-Hour
CDL A or B, 5-Hour Road Skills Assessment
CDL A, 20-Hour
CDL B, 20-Hour
CDL B, Passenger Bus Road Skills Assessment
CDL Permit and Endorsement Preparatory Course
Entry Level Driver Course
Fast Track CDL A
Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations - HMT09
Methods of Instruction I - MOI1
Methods of Instruction II - MOI2

Alyeska Helicopters   (Anchorage)
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
REACT - Roadside Emergency Action Control Training

AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver

Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Basic Driver Training (6-week) CDL A CDL
CDL A - 20 Hour
CDL B - 20 Hour
Defensive Driving Course for the Professional Truck Driver
Fast Track-CDL A CDL
Passenger Bus Road Skills Refresher-CDL B- 4 hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 10 Hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 5 Hour
Road Skills Refresher, CDL A or B - 4 Hour

Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Curriculum Development

Elmendorf Aero Club   (Elmendorf AFB)
Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument Flight Instructor
Multi Engine Flight Instructor

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
325 Vac Truck Operations Certificate Endorsement
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement

Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction   (Kenai)
Commercial Truck Driving - For Newcomers
Commercial Truck Driving - For those with Experience
Commercial Truck Driving - Get Back Up to Speed
Commercial Truck Driving - Refresh Your Skills
Commercial Truck Driving - The Final Stretch

Land and Sea Aviation   (Anchorage)
Certified Flight Instructor

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
CDL Road Exams/058
Elite Combo/COMBO507 Cer/CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Evaluation 1 Week TD104 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Evaluation 2 Day TD103 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Review: 1 Day TD102 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Review: 1/2 Day TD101 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - CDL Written Exam Prep/063
Pro Truck Driver 120 Hour
Pro Truck Driver 160 Hours /TD107 CDL
Pro Truck Driver 246 Hours/TD108
Pro Truck Driver 320 Hours/TD110
Professional Workforce Communication and Training Development / 053

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Off System CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Certificate

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Educational Technology GCERT

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Education Technology GCRT

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A Driver Training Certificate

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)