With 'back to school' season just starting we examined what hiring demand and candidate supply look like for the 2012 school year. Each year hiring demand peaks in August just before school starts, which could be expected because schools need to have staff in place and be ready for the new academic year. Since 2009, each annual peak in demand has gotten higher than the year before. Trending ahead of schedule, May showed the highest volume of online job ads so far for this year. If hiring demand trends follows suit with previous years, even more ads will be posted in August and potentially beating May's record. May 2012 is 22% ahead compared to May 2011's hiring demand. Will August surpass May and follow in line with trends?
Online Job Ad Growth for Elementary and High School Teachers
What teaching jobs are schools hiring for? Below is a list of the most advertised titles for elementary and high school teachers and the most demanded certifications they require.
Most Commonly Advertised Titles for Elementary and High School Teachers
- Special Education Teacher
- Grade Teacher
- Preschool Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Science Teacher
- Spanish Teacher
- Teacher I
- Lead Teacher
- Elementary Teacher
Most Commonly Advertised Certifications
- Special Education (SPED)
- Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Child Development Associate (CDA)
- First Aid Certification
- No Child Left Behind Certification (NCLB)
Nationally, there is a large talent pool and our Hiring Scale projects it should be very easy to fill these positions. The average job ad is posted online for 37 days. Special Education Teacher is one of the most advertised titles. This specific title should also be relatively easy-to-fill. The New York metro has the best conditions for recruiting Special Education Teachers and Elementary School Teachers. In comparison, it's likely to be difficult to recruit Special Education Teachers in Wichita, KS. This is because there's higher demand by employers than there is an available qualified candidate pool. Bethlehem, PA has the best conditions for Middle School and High School Teachers. Below, you can see the nationwide difficulty involved in recruiting Special Education Teachers with our Heat Map.
Heat Map of Hiring Scale for Special Education Teachers
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