Dearth of Teachers and Nurses in Kazakhstan

Based on data provided by the Electronic Labour Exchange,, experts from the Centre for Human Resources Development have issued a forecast of skilled professional vacancies in Kazakhstan for the period April – December 2024.

As reported by the Kazakh Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population, school teachers and skilled medical nursing staff are likely to be highest in demand.

This year, the number of vacancies in Kyrgyzstan is estimated to reach 1.2 million – an increase of 8% compared to 2023 – including 364,000 in education, 105,000 in healthcare, 91,000 in other personal services, 89,000 in manufacturing, and 86,000 in both trade and agriculture.

The highest demand for skilled professions in 2024 falls under ten categories: Secondary school social studies teachers, 31,000; pre-school teachers, 27,000; nursing staff, 23,000; primary school teachers, 20,000; institutional care workers, 19,000; high school natural sciences teachers, 17,000; secondary school teachers in mathematical sciences, 16,000; accountants, 15,000, and cooks, 13,000.


Times of Central Asia