For Many Teachers, the Job Doesn't Make the Grade


For Many Teachers, the Job Doesn't Make the Grade

Educators and Training Professionals Also Give Their Job Prospects Low Marks

MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As a new school year gets underway in earnest,, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYS: MWW) , released new survey results detailing workers' views within education and training sectors. Only 23% of teachers and training workers surveyed by Monster were satisfied with their job, while 47% expressed dissatisfaction - notable statistics for a profession responsible for educating the world's future.

Of the surveyed participants, only 31% noted confidence in finding future work within their profession, placing them 10th out of the 11 professions surveyed, followed only by Clerical/Administrative professionals. Similarly, over three-quarters (78%) of teachers and training professionals agree that it is more challenging to find a job now than it was a year ago and 80% report that employers aren't willing to provide higher compensation in comparison to a year ago.

"We're continuing to see the impact of economic challenges on education and training occupations. When compounded with the fact that the majority of these job seekers feel it is more challenging to find a job and the market is saturated with qualified people in their area of expertise it is understandable why these candidates are among the least confident in finding a new job," said Jeffrey Quinn, Vice President of Monster's Global Insights. "The good news is that we're seeing pockets of demand. Elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities are hiring for open roles."

The top occupations within the Teacher and Training sector include: Preschool Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, and Teachers Assistants in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Education, Training and Library Occupations1

Top 10 Occupations:

1. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

2. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

3. Teacher Assistants

4. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

5. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

6. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

7. Tutors

8. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

9. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

10. Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Top 10 Markets:

1. New York, NY

2. Los Angeles, CA

3. Chicago, IL

4. Washington, DC

5. Houston, TX

6. Boston, MA

7. Denver, CO

8. Phoenix, AZ

9. Austin, TX

10. Tucson, AZ

About the Survey
From the unique perspective of the job seeker, the Monster Workforce Talent survey captures the likeliness of those employed and unemployed to actively search for a job, the challenges they face in a search as well as motivating factors driving them to seek out a new job. For a full copy of the survey, visit the Monster Resource Center.

Monster's study "U.S. Workforce Talent" surveyed nearly 6,000 job seekers who are currently employed or desire employment in the next 12 months via an online survey. The study was designed to be inclusive of all Monster job seekers who have actively used their My Monster account over the past 3 years. The survey ran from January 14, 2013 to February 18, 2013.

About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYS: MWW) , is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit

1 Source: WANTED technologies. The top 10 lists for cities and occupations reflect rankings based on the volumes of jobs that are posted online over a 120 day period across several online job boards. The number of positions reflects the volume of "advertised" jobs posted online and is not meant as a claim of unfilled or open positions.

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