Published: 09th October 2020
Demand for teaching jobs rises by 200% during lockdown, finds job portal's survey
The data from Indeed says that job seeker interest in ‘remote teaching jobs’ jumped by 212 per cent or three times, and postings for these roles increased by 93 per cent between March and August 2020
Being a teacher is in vogue again. Not just because it's a reputable profession, but even though there have been immense job losses across sectors, teaching jobs have almost doubled over March to August, say the data from job search platform Indeed.
The data from Indeed says that job seeker interest in ‘remote teaching jobs’ jumped by 212 per cent or three times, and postings for these roles increased by 93 per cent between March and August 2020. "The sector has overall witnessed significant growth in searches and job postings owing to the rising interest in remote teaching. However, postings and searches for ‘teaching’ jobs declined by 58 per cent and 62 per cent respectively over the same time period, owing to COVID-19. Coronavirus brought several industries to a grinding halt, from which many businesses are only now beginning to see a slow recovery. In August, education and instruction jobs on Indeed India were seen to be growing at 47 per cent lower than in 2019. The same was seen growing 66 per cent lower than in 2019 in June, possibly owing to the measures implemented at the time that resulted in the shutting down of schools and educational institutions across the country," it added.
With the rising demand for e-learning courses across a multitude of disciplines, there has also emerged a consequent demand for online instructors and remote tutors who can teach these subjects and skills to a steadily growing audience. “Amid this economic slowdown, one silver lining that stood out was the EdTech sector. Job postings in EdTech overall saw a 12 per cent increase between March and August, while searches saw a 34 per cent hike during the same time period. Despite the current situation, teaching has been one of the few professions that have rallied and adapted to the new circumstances within record time. With the increased penetration of the internet to previously remote and therefore disconnected regions of the country and the growing access to smartphones, online learning was already on an upward curve, even prior to the onset of the pandemic, which has only served as an added impetus to boost the sector,“ Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India.