It's been a while since we looked at hiring demand for educators in the US. Now that we are into Spring, the number of jobs available for teachers usually begins to grow. We thought we would look at updated hiring to see if we are already seeing emerging trends for 2013. In February, there were more than 196,000 jobs available for Teachers and other educator professionals, up 13% from last year. Will demand follow a similar pattern as in the past and continue to grow?
Hiring Demand for Teachers and Education Professionals – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Below are the 10 types of Teachers that were most in-demand during February 2013. Preschool Teachers (except Special Education) saw the highest number of job ads with more than 28,000. Demand was also up 23%. While this was one of the largest year-over-year growth seen in educational hiring, Elementary School Teachers (not Special Education) had the highest growth, with 31% more jobs this February than last. Of the below 10 occupations, only Teachers and Instructors, All Other saw a decline year-over-year.
Educational Occupations with the Most Jobs Available in February 2013
Despite growing demand, our Hiring Scale shows that Teachers and other Educators aren't likely to be too difficult to fill since there is a large talent pool across the US. These occupations score a 20 on our Hiring Scale and average a 6 week posting period. However, this will also vary by location and the specific role being recruited. For example, one of the longest average posting periods (the amount of time an ad remains online) is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Here, job ads remain online for an average of 9.5 weeks, which is 3.5 weeks longer than the national average.
Heat Map of Average Posting Periods for Teacher Job Ads
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