Dear educators, social workers, development workers, specialist teachers, psychologists, pedagogues and colleagues – the education and social affairs sector in Berlin covers a wide range of professions. More than 200,000 Berliners work in this field. This high level of employment puts the sector in first place among Berlin’s most important occupational groups.
Jobs can be found in areas such as child and youth welfare, further and continuing education, projects with senior citizens, self-help encouragement and support, disability assistance, social management, but also in the Federal Voluntary Service and in research. Potential employers in Berlin and Brandenburg include:
- Youth institutions
- Educational institutions
- District centers
- Contact and advice centers
- Adult education centers
- Language schools
- Youth clubs
- Welfare associations
- Addiction counselling services
- State agency for health and social affairs
- State agency for disabled persons
- And others
Associations such as AWO (Workers’ Welfare Association) or small clubs such as Bik e.V. (Berlin Institute for Infant Pedagogics and Childcare for Families) are also constantly on the lookout for educators, teachers and pedagogues.
The sector is very family-friendly Approx. 40 percent of all teachers and trainers work part-time, whereas for educators the figure is more than half. This makes it easy to combine work and family life. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.
Studying and training in the field of Education and Social Affairs in Berlin
Around 20 percent of all students in Berlin have plans for a career in one of the multi-faceted and people-oriented professional fields. The high level of interest shown by young people in this sector is also reflected in the age breakdown of the workforce. Almost a third of all educators, teachers and trainers are between the ages of 25 and 34. With six training occupations, a multitude of further education opportunities and more than 25 study occupations, Berlin is an outstanding environment in which to enter this sector. The job prospects are good and highly promising for young people starting out in their careers.
Studying and training in the field of education and social affairs in Berlin
- DRK School for Social Professions Berlin (German only)
- Training centers for educators (m/f/d) (German only)
- Bachelor / social work at the EH Berlin (German only)
- ASH Berlin study programmes
- Study education and educational sciences at the FU Berlin
- Bachelor of Arts / teaching post at the HU Berlin
- Study educational science at the FU Berlin
Science and research in the field of Education and Social Affairs in Berlin
Research is carried out at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), for example, which focuses on the following areas among others:
- Education, work, life prospects
- Market and decision-making
- Migration and diversity
Furthermore, the Berlin Institute for Social Research (BIS) and the Institute for Social Research and Social Policy (ISG) deal with education and social affairs.