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Teachers & Hiring: Upswing?

With National Teacher’s Day upon us, what dioes hiring look like for those in the teaching profession.


Wanted Analytics brings us the scoop:


Tomorrow is National Teacher’s Day, so we thought it was a good time to look at recent hiring demand for Teachers in the United States. Over the past 60 days, more than 61,000 job listings were posted online for Teachers, a 14% increase compared to the same time period in 2011. From the chart below, hiring is likely to trend up as the 2012-2013 school year approaches.


Hiring Demand for Teachers – 4 Year Hiring Trend


Hiring Demand for Teachers over past 4 years 

Source: WANTED Analytics


Below are the 10 types of teaching areas that saw the highest number of online job ads during the past 60 days. All 10 areas saw year-over-year increases. Within the education field, Secondary School Teachers saw the highest volume of job ads – more than 8,500 and growing 24% compared to the same 60-day period in 2011. However, of these 10 fields, Elementary School Teachers grew the most, increasing 31% versus last year.


Teaching Fields with Most Online Job Ads – Past 60 Days vs. 2011


10 types of teachers with most job ads in past 60 days 

Source: WANTED Analytics


Of the 10 cities with the highest volume of ads, schools in 8 areas increased their demand. Only 2 – Boston and Los Angeles – placed fewer job listings for teacher than they did last year. Despite the most job ads being placed by schools in the New York metro area, educational organizations in Dallas grew the most, almost doubling their demand.


Metro Areas with Most Job Ads for Teachers – Past 60 Days vs. 2011


10 cities with most job ads for Teachers 

Source: WANTED Analytics


Below are the 15 most commonly required skills in job ads for Teachers. Although some of these are general skills, many of these correspond to the types of Teachers being recruited and highly in-demand fields. For example, medical billing knowledge is needed by Postsecondary Nursing Teachers.


  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Microsoft Word
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Word processing
  6. Adobe Photoshop
  7. Linux
  8. Graders
  9. Oracle Java
  10. Adobe Dreamweaver
  11. Management information systems (MIS)
  12. Medical billing
  13. Microsoft SharePoint
  14. Adobe Acrobat
  15. Task analysis
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