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Teaching regaining mojo thanks to the emergence of online tutoring: Report

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on September 05, 2019 Published on September 04, 2019

Average salary for online tutors ranges between ₹4.80 lakh and ₹9.25 lakh a year

Online tutoring has boosted the demand for teaching jobs. Data released by Indeed, an employment-related search engine, indicate that there has been a 41 per cent increase in job searches for teachers since 2016. The growth was the highest in 2018-19.

The advancement of technology and e-learning have led to the surge in online tutoring and e-educator jobs. The demand for teacher roles has seen promising growth over the last three years, it said.

This could be attributed to the development of digital media, which has opened avenues to new roles such as online tutors and e-educators, it added.

Growth in searches for teaching jobs in 2017-18 saw an increase of 14 per cent. Three years ago (2016-17), there was a dip of 11 per cent.

The new-age profession does come with its perks. While the average annual salary for a a teacher in India is ₹2,19,804 and goes up to ₹5,88,000, that of an online tutor in the country is ₹4,80,000 and goes up to ₹9,25,000 per annum.

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.”

“It is promising to see that the demand for teacher roles has increased 41 per cent over the past three years. The growth of e-learning and online teaching roles will only further the growth of teaching as a profession,” he added.

Published on September 04, 2019
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