Counselling and Career Development

Education interest fields

How do my career interests link with this field?

Read the following statements and select the statements that apply to you. The more statements you select that apply to you, the higher your interest in this area.

(main motivation: inspiring learning)

  • working with the development of children
  • working with learners with special needs (inclusive education)
  • teaching children from birth to Grade 3
  • teaching children from Grades 4 to 7
  • teaching children from Grades 8 to 12
  • teaching adults
  • upgrading my current teaching qualification
  • assessing, testing and referring learners

Career fields, possible job titles and work environments

The following is a list of job titles and possible work environments related to education. In addition, we provide you with an indication of which occupations are in high, higher, or highest demand according to the National List of Occupations in High Demand: 2018. These occupations are marked as follows:

High demand

Higher demand

Highest demand

What is this all about?

Teachers and trainers are employed at schools, training organisations and in business. Teachers and trainers may interact with individuals of any age and educational level. Adult education includes adult basic education and training (ABET) and skills training in corporate environments. In addition to physical teaching and training activities, there are a number of other opportunities in this field such as e-learning, curriculum and materials development, and quality assurance, evaluation, project management and youth development activities.

Possible job titles

  • Adult education teacher
  • Child care centre manager
  • Curriculum specialist
  • District education manager
  • Early childhood development practitioner
  • Education & training specialist
  • Education administrator
  • Education consultant
  • English as a second language teacher
  • English conversation instructor
  • English language teacher
  • E-learning developer
  • E-learning facilitator
  • Evaluation practitioner
  • Faculty head
  • FET college principal
  • Foundational Phase school teacher
  • Head of department (teacher)
  • Instructional designer
  • Learning and development manager
  • Lecturer (university)
  • Prescribed book writer and editor
  • Programme coordinator
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • School principal
  • Senior secondary school teacher (Grades 10-12)
  • Senior primary school teacher (Grades 4-7)
  • Skills development facilitator
  • Skills development practitioner
  • Teacher (high demand for specific subjects, such as mathematics, economics, IT, natural sciences, languages, accounting, computer applications technology) 
  • Teacher education programme specialist
  • Textbook and instructional materials sales rep
  • Training and development manager
  • Training and development practitioner (ETDP)
  • Training facilitator
  • Youth development practitioner
  • Youth worker

Possible work environments

  • Community-based and non-profit organisations
  • Educational institutions (schools, private colleges, TVET)
  • Higher education institutions (public and private universities, universities of technology & colleges)
  • Local government education
  • Publishing companies

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Further career information

Last modified: 2020/08/20