Bengaluru: Data from Indeed, the world’s no.1 job site, indicates an increase in demand for teaching jobs in India. The data revealed a 41% increase in job searches for teaching jobs from July 2016 to July 2019. The demand for teacher roles has seen promising growth over the last three years. This could be attributed to the development of digital media which has opened avenues to new roles such as online tutors and e-educators.
Growth in searches for teacher jobs has been the highest in 2018-19 witnessing a 40% increase. 2017-18 saw an increase of 14% in job-seeker interest for these roles. While three years ago (2016-17) there was a dip of 11% in job seeker interest towards teaching roles.
The advancement of technology and e-learning has led to the rise of online tutor and e-educator jobs. The new-age profession does come with its perks. While the average annual salary for a teacher in India is ₹ 2,19,804 and goes up to ₹ 5,88,000 per annum; the average annual salary of an online tutor in the country is ₹ 4,80,000 and goes up to ₹9,25,000 per annum.
Mr. Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said, “Teachers exercise a powerful influence on the lives of students and so have the potential to shape the future. We all have teachers who have made a positive impact on our lives—whether they coaxed us out of our shells, believed in us, or inspired us to pursue our dream career. It is promising to see that the demand for teacher roles has increased by 41% over the past three years. The growth of e-learning and online teaching roles will only further the growth of teaching as a profession.”