Other professions in the education system

The education sector is an inspiring, dynamic sector that remains in step with our constantly evolving society. Did you know that half of all public servants work within this sector?

In addition to teachers, the education system relies on a large number of other professionals who help and support children, young people and adults, and contribute to their development and success. These professionals may work in primary or secondary education, in early years childcare facilities, or maisons relais, in care facilities for pupils with special needs, or in child welfare services.

Discover some potential avenues for your future professional career below that suit your preferences and skills. You can find information on the various professions, the courses to follow to access them and on careers in the Luxembourg education system.

Trainer for adults

The Ministry is also recruiting trainers for adults within the framework of classical secondary education and general secondary education for adults (career A1, A2 and B1). Your role would be to teach adults.

Factsheet: Trainer for adults (PDF)

Social worker

Social workers help and support people, families or groups in difficulty, by helping them to integrate socially or professionally. After analysing the situation, the social worker will consider the possible solutions. This job entails a significant amount of administrative work upstream and downstream: adhering to regulations, managing files, writing reports on investigations, statistics etc.

Factsheet: Social worker (PDF)


An educator works in the educational and social sector, a key attribute being versatility. The development of educator studies is closely linked to the educational and social activities in Luxembourg. The educator’s field of activity is therefore constantly expanding and currently comprises: all forms of childcare and supervision, homes for children and adolescents, youth centres, the disability sector and the elderly care sector.

Factsheet: Educator (PDF)

Éducateur gradué (graduate educator)

An éducateur gradué is a social education worker whose objective is to develop a project to help a person or a group. According to the intended audience and the setting for the intervention, they can provide creative, cultural, sports, relaxation, social-integration or even work activities. An educator’s practice is at the interface between several other disciplines: medical, psychological, social, cultural, legal, pedagogical. They operate on the lines between these sectors.

Factsheet: Éducateur gradué (PDF)

Psychomotor therapist

Psychomotor therapy is a paramedical profession with an holistic approach to a person’s physical and psychological functions. It takes into account motor, cognitive, emotional and relational aspects. It is an holistic approach intended for every individual, from infants to the elderly. The aim of psychomotor therapy is to help the person to regain control of their body and to enable them to adapt better to the world around them. A psychomotor therapist is a healthcare professional, a medical auxiliary, who works on medical prescription. Using a psychomotor assessment they evaluate the subjects’ various psychomotor functions. After having defined the subject's abilities and difficulties, and how they express themselves, the psychomotor therapist will draw up a therapeutic plan.

Factsheet: Psychomotor therapist (PDF)

Speech and Language Therapist

A speech and language therapist treats all speech, voice and oral and written language disorders, regardless of their origin, in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. This type of therapist has responsibility for the prevention, evaluation, treatment and scientific study of human communication disorders and associated disorders. Within this context, communication encompasses all of the functions associated with comprehension and the expression of oral and written language as well as all appropriate forms of non-verbal communication.

Factsheet: Speech and language therapist (PDF)


Whether it involves supporting patients, detecting behavioural difficulties, advising people or recruiting staff etc., a psychologist listens, observes, evaluates and advises. Either in their own practice or within an institution, a psychologist listens to and supports clients: children, adolescents, adults, people with disabilities, prisoners etc. Their work ranges from simple advisory meetings to more complex, long-term support. Based on their theoretical knowledge and diagnostic skills, a psychologist can work in all areas of society (health, education, social, work, legal, sport, etc.) to preserve, maintain or improve a person’s well-being and/or mental health, to develop people’s skills and/or to help their social integration.

Factsheet: Psychologist (PDF)

Pedagogue and specialised pedagogue

A pedagogue is someone who specialises in child, adolescent and adult development and learning. They help individuals or groups in their learning and development processes, and ensure the learning environment is adapted to the differentiated needs of the target group with regard to method and content.

Factsheet: Pedagogue and specialist pedagogue (PDF)

Curative educator

Curative education is aimed, in theory and in practice, at anyone whose development has been hindered. This could be people with an impairment, a disability, a developmental delay or social adaptation difficulties.

Factsheet: Curative educator (PDF)

Sign language interpreter

Sign language interpreters translate from the spoken word to sign language for clients with a hearing impairment, and from sign language into the spoken word for hearing clients. In Luxembourg, sign language interpreters translate from Luxembourgish, German or French into German sign language (Deutsche Gebärdensprache) (DGS) and vice versa.

Factsheet: Sign language interpreter (PDF)

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