Industry Guide: Education
Industry Guide: Education | Regulars


Singapore's education system is recognised as one of the best in the world, with multiple educational pathways that cater to students with different strengths, interests, and learning styles. From early childhood to tertiary education, there is a wide scope of responsibilities which educators can choose to embark on.
Industry Guide: Education
Fast Facts
There were over 160,000 enrolments in childcare centres in 2018
12 Bn
Government expenditure on education (excluding early childhood education) exceeded 12 billion in 2017
There are over 30,000 education officers at the Primary and Secondary levels
Industry Guide: Education
Industry Outlook
With the industry moving towards an education system that is more flexible and diverse, the focus is increasingly on providing broad-based education to ensure holistic development both in and out of the classroom. Educators should be prepared to constantly hone their skills and enhance their teaching practices and pedagogies.
Key Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong academic record
  • Conflict resolution
  • Good work ethics
Relevant Jobs


  • Degree in relevant field needed
  • 3-5 years' experience
  • $3,000 - $4,500
  • As a Curriculum Developer, your duties will include developing academic training material for the school, according to the required syllabi. Depending on the organisation, you might also find yourself helping to deliver course content.

Lecturer (University)

  • Degree and above
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in relevant industry
  • $7,500 - $8,500
  • As a Lecturer at the university level, you will lead in the delivery, management, and executive of courses. You are in charge of developing the curriculum of education programmes at Executive and Postgraduate levels.

Outdoor Adventure Educator (OAE)

  • Diploma and above
  • 1-3 years' experience
  • $1,680 - $4,610
  • As an OAE, your primary responsibility will be conducting camping activities for students during their cohort camps. You will also be facilitating their learning experiences through guidance and review.

Preschool Teacher

  • Diploma and above
  • 1-3 years' experience
  • $2,200 - $3,000
  • Preschool Teachers are in charge of developing, planning, implementing, and delivering age-appropriate programmes according to the curriculum framework.

School Counsellor

  • Degree and professional counselling qualifications
  • At least 1 year of experience
  • $2,900 - $4,600
  • School Counsellors will primarily work to provide quality school counselling support for students' mental health and social-emotional development. Key responsibilities include advising the school management on counselling matters, and developing mental health resources for students, parents, and staff.


  • Diploma and above with a professional teaching qualification
  • No minimum experience
  • $4,000 - $5,000
  • As a Teacher, you'll generally find yourself teaching large classes of students. Your main responsibilities will be to help administer coursework and help to nurture your students' academic progress and character.