Science teachers are typically in high demand, as of 2015. Most school administrators claim that there is a shortage of teachers specializing in science and technology-related subjects, despite the high number of teachers graduating from colleges every year.
Researchers have noted that the shortage of science teachers in schools is as a result of the low pay of teachers as compared to other professions. Most science students are unwilling to give up better paying careers, such as medicine and engineering, to take teaching jobs. To encourage qualified candidates to apply for these positions, employers often advertise their schools in recruitment fairs that the school district administrations organize.