Job Possibilities Beyond Teaching for Education Degree?


Marsha writes:
I am presently in the process of entering college and I would like to pursue a career in education; however I am not aware of what other jobs I may be able to get into other than teaching. I need to
know if this is a good and financially successful degree to attain. My intention is to either do
psychology or environmental health as the minor study as well.



The Career Doctor responds:
Okay I’m a little biased here but I feel that teaching is one of the most rewarding careers
one could possibly have — making a difference in people’s lives is an amazing feeling. But it
really depends on how you define successful. Teaching is most certainly intrinsically rewarding
but if you define success purely on a monetary basis then there are many other occupations
and professions that offer much higher salaries.
There are also many paths you can take as a teacher including issues of what level you’ll
teach (primary secondary post-secondary) type of school (public or private) and whether
you’ll move into administration.
Furthermore teachers are in demand because of increased demand for smaller class sizes higher numbers of enrolled
students and an expected wave of retirements of older teachers.
Depending on what level you want to teach you may need a subject specialty. You can start
researching this now or wait until you get to college and talk with the professors in the education
department.
For more information on teaching career and jobs go to the
Academic Educator & Teaching
Jobs
section of Quintessential Careers.
And for a broader research on careers go to the
Career Exploration
Resources
section of Quintessential Careers.

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Marsha writes:
I am presently in the process of entering college and I would like to pursue a career in education; however I am not aware of what other jobs I may be able to get into other than teaching. I need to
know if this is a good and financially successful degree to attain. My intention is to either do
psychology or environmental health as the minor study as well.



The Career Doctor responds:
Okay I’m a little biased here but I feel that teaching is one of the most rewarding careers
one could possibly have — making a difference in people’s lives is an amazing feeling. But it
really depends on how you define successful. Teaching is most certainly intrinsically rewarding
but if you define success purely on a monetary basis then there are many other occupations
and professions that offer much higher salaries.
There are also many paths you can take as a teacher including issues of what level you’ll
teach (primary secondary post-secondary) type of school (public or private) and whether
you’ll move into administration.
Furthermore teachers are in demand because of increased demand for smaller class sizes higher numbers of enrolled
students and an expected wave of retirements of older teachers.
Depending on what level you want to teach you may need a subject specialty. You can start
researching this now or wait until you get to college and talk with the professors in the education
department.
For more information on teaching career and jobs go to the
Academic Educator & Teaching
Jobs
section of Quintessential Careers.
And for a broader research on careers go to the
Career Exploration
Resources
section of Quintessential Careers.