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The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

Good edtech tools and initiatives aren’t merely the result of funding and luck. In fact, it’s the people behind them—the dreamers who brainstorm and discover, the designers who test and train, the teachers and students who use and offer feedback—that turn good ideas into reality.

But what if you’re ready to explore new roles beyond where you’ve been before, looking to navigate that world of education technology careers? What if you’re a teacher who wants to stay in teaching, but also make some money on the side? Last year, EdSurge published a full-length guide to working in edtech, and this year, we’re back at it again with this fresh, content-rich mini-guide.

Whether you’re looking for a job, looking to hire, or just looking to learn, there’s a little something in here for everyone. Check out each section:

And when in doubt, check out the EdSurge Jobs Board for more ideas about what the future holds. Good luck throughout your job hunt or hiring process!

U.S. Map of Edtech Jobs

Where in the world are edtech organizations hiring? Take a look at our findings gathered from data on the EdSurge Jobs Board.

Where the Edtech Jobs Are -- EdSurge

For the Job Seekers​

Looking for a role in the edtech world can seem like a daunting task, but many have made the jump and offer advice to eager job seekers. Check out the collection of articles below to learn about how to become a product manager, the best resources for finding your next role, and more.

Movers and Shakers

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team



These 4 Quirky, Unorthodox Letters Got People Hired at Edtech Startups


Movers and Shakers

From Teaching to Edtech — Lessons From Those Who’ve Made the Leap



Do You Have What It Takes to be a Successful Edtech Product Manager?


For the Hiring Managers

How do companies, schools and nonprofits attract the best edtech talent? For those of you looking for your next hire, we've got a few articles to help you source and bring on your next curriculum writers, engineers and administrators.


Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts


Diversity and Equity

Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem


Market Trends

Who’s on the List of Most Popular Edtech Organizations and Jobs?


For Those Who Want to Stay in the Classroom—But Work on the Side

Not everyone wants to find a new role. Perhaps you're looking for a way to generate some extra cash, or stretch your creative muscles in a part-time role, but without leaving the classroom. Luckily, we've compiled this collection of employers who offer opportunities for moonlighters—especially current educators—looking to supplement their income or gain some new experience.

What You Can Do Potential Employers
Tutor online Chegg, Tutor.com, TutorVista.com, WyzAant, ArborBridge, VIPKID, Zeal
Sell your teaching materials online Educents, Teachwise, Teacher’s Notebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, TES, Teacher Lingo
Teach or host classes online Pathwright, Skillshare, Teachable, Lynda, Udemy
Become an entrepreneur on the side 4.0 Schools, Startup Weekend EDU
Score, grade, and write test questions online ETS, Pearson, CollegeBoard
Write lessons and study guides Learning Bird, Study.com, Schmoop
Test or review edtech products Graphite, Usertesting.com
Host camps for kids—or teachers, as hired help or a volunteer DIY Camps & Courses, ISTE, Local Options, Galileo Summer Camps

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