Teachers are in demand
Now is a great time for you to get into teaching. Teachers are in demand both nationally and internationally, and this demand is only expected to increase as the current teaching workforce reaches retirement age.
According to the NSW Department of Education, demand for teachers is particularly strong in the secondary teaching areas of mathematics, science, technology, English, special education, legal studies, business studies and commerce.
However, teachers of all secondary subjects as well as primary teachers can find work, often fulltime, and certainly as casual and temporary teachers throughout NSW. Similar opportunities for graduates exist across State and Territory systems of education as well as in Catholic and Independent schools.
A rewarding career path
Teaching is an immensely rewarding career, where you can have a profound impact on young people’s education, career aspirations and their lives.
Your work in schools can impact positively on local communities and even contribute to the creation of a better world. At its core, teaching is ethical and political work that is critical to how society functions.
There are also opportunities for promotion within teaching as well as many opportunities to use a teaching degree as a basis for other employment in other occupations.
A passport to travel
There are fantastic opportunities for teachers to take their professional knowledge and work across the globe. The recruitment of Australian teaching graduates is particularly strong in countries across Asia, the United Kingdom and the Americas, but similar opportunities can be found throughout the world.