Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (25-2031)

Occupation description:  Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in Teachers and Instructors, All Other (25-3099). Excludes Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School (25-2032) and Special Education Teachers (25-2050).

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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 1,7151,728 0.853 64118
United States 1,018,7001,095,500 7.532,400 39,40079,480

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 65,93040,54049,060 61,66079,82099,660
Alaska 75,82049,99061,980 74,91091,030104,760
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 82,10054,64066,930 80,09099,470117,970
Fairbanks North Star Borough 74,61044,54060,340 78,79093,030101,080
Balance of State 72,46045,91059,750 72,06084,54099,950

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,261162 7.246.9 31.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation176
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation50
UI claimants previously working in occupation14
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 197
Number of job position postings 58
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.4

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association   (Sitka)
Cold Water Safety and Survival for Educators
Educator Workshops, In-Person
Educator Workshops, Online
Youth Workshops

Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Education, K-8 Graduate Certificate Certificate

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

ALC Adult Learning Center   (Anchorage)
Spanish Classes

AVTEC   (Seward)
Methods of Instruction

Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Teaching AA

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences BS
Biological Sciences MS
Chemistry BS
Educational Technology GCERT
History BA
Language Education GCRT
Languages BA
Liberal Studies BLS
Mathematics BA
Mathematics BS
Music BA
Music Performance BM
Music, Music Education Emphasis BA
Physical Education BED
Physical Education BS
Reading Specialist GCRT
Secondary Education BED
Secondary Education BM
Secondary Education 7-12 LIC
Teach Cred-Read Spe GCRT
Teach Cred-Read Spe LIC
Teach Credential Read Endorsement LIC
Teach Credential-Phys Ed LIC

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biological Sciences BA
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences PHD
Biology MAT
Biology MS
Chemistry BA
Chemistry BS
Chemistry MA
Chemistry MS
Education Master of Art in Teaching-Secondary GLI
English BA
English MA
Foreign Language BA
K-12 Art GLI
K-12 Art LIC
K-12 Art Licensure Program LIC
Licensure Prg - Secondary GLI
Mathematics BA
Mathematics BS
Mathematics MAT
Mathematics MS
Mathematics PHD
Music BA
Music BM
Music MA
Music Education BM
Physics BA
Physics BS
Physics PHD
Reading Specialist GCRT
Science Teaching & Outreach GCRT
Secondary Education BA
Secondary Education GLI
Secondary Education LIC
Secondary Education MAT

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Biology BA
Biology BS
Education Certification - Mathematics K-5 GLI
Education Certification - Mathematics K-8 GLI
Education Certification - Mathematics K-8 M.ED
Education Certification - Reading GLI
Education Certification - Secondary TC
Education Master of Art in Teaching-Secondary MAT
Education Reading M.ED
Education Technology GCRT
English BA
Mathematics BLA
Mathematics BS
Mathematics GCRT
Mathematics Education M.ED
Reading Specialist M.ED
Science Education M.ED
Secondary Education MAT
Social Science AA
Social Science BA
Social Science BLA

Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
English (MA) MA
History (MA) MA
Master of Elementary Education (Med), Professional Studies MEd

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)