According to the Institute for Labor Market and Vocational Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, the need for educators in Germany will increase even further in the coming years. According to a study by the IAB, around 700,000 educators are currently employed under social security. In the past five years, the number has increased by a third.
"The teaching profession has become increasingly important," said IAB researcher Anja Warning. The fact that the demand will continue to increase is due to the recent increase in births, the expansion
of childcare options for children under the age of three and the planned one
Legal right to all-day care at primary schools. Even through that now
on average, the relatively old age of employees will further increase demand. "Employers have great difficulties with childcare jobs
to find, "said IAB researcher Warning. She drew parallels to careers.
According to data from the IAB, there are already above-average problems when it comes to attracting people to the profession compared to other industries. In other areas, there are an average of eleven applications, and only five for educators. On average, employers searched more than 100 days before they could fill a vacancy. In other professions, the search takes an average of less than 90 days.
It is imperative that the attractiveness of the profession be increased
it in the IAB study. Remuneration for the unpaid school share
in training would be an option. In addition, the number of
Apprenticeships increased and the opportunities for career changers
The demand will increase in the future
The IAB study does not make its own forecasts of how many teachers will be missing in the future. The Prognos Institute had calculated that by 2030 up to 200,000 educators nationwide would be missing. The researchers assumed that the care key would be slightly improved, but experts are far from seeing it as optimal. The country monitoring of early childhood education by the Bertelsmann Stiftung had shown last year that the care keys improved slightly, but were far from being child-friendly.