So what else can someone with an education degree do besides teach?

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  1. greenbay33

    greenbay33 Rookie

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    I know this is an age old question, but i'd love a straight answer. While i definitely want to get a teaching job, even I realize that I can't put all my eggs in one basket, and will need a full time job at some point besides subbing and working part time at a grocery store

    So what am I qualified to do with an education degree besides teach? The market is really tough where I live (i'm in Nebraska btw). I have looked at other nearby states since i want to be close to family, but the market is a lot like it is here. I have applied to many different kinds of jobs and have received interviews for an HR position, an office job at State Farm Insurance, and a lot of call center jobs since I worked in a call center in high school.

    However, i'd like something with at least liveable pay (not too much, if I only make 25,000 it's okay) and work in a team type office setting, or be able to work with people in a social services type job. So is there anything I can do besides teach, because even though I love teaching, I don't want to wait forever to get a social studies job
     
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  3. redtop

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    If you happen to be good at math, take and pass a couple of actuarial exams.

    I'm not trying to be obnoxious here, I know some people think I am (and they're probably right).

    There are other, less rigorous certificates you can get in insurance, look at the Insurance Institute of America.

    Nobody ever went to university to get a degree in underwriting. But there are a lof of them out there.
     
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    SCTeacher23 Comrade

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    There are several jobs you can get and the only requirement is a bachelors. I was at a company for a long time while job searching and I worked in the customer service department of a company. They required a bachelors degree only and asked that you had some customer service experience. I had very little customer experience, but I worked as a waitress a long time ago and they counted that. The salary was really good and I had full benefits.
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    You could look for training jobs as well.
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    I know Kroger hires co-managers with any 4 year degree. Check out the grocery chains near you.
     
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    This is actually the most promising. I work part time at a grocery store not far from where I live. Its part of the Hy-Vee chain, and from what I can tell they accept most anyone with a four year degree,and in some places even two (most of those where I work have two year degrees). I figured that this might be a path for me
     
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    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    How long have you been looking for teaching jobs?
     
  9. greenbay33

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    One year, though i'm applying to a masters program where i'd get to teach in a catholic school in my state, while earning my masters. there are also religious requirements that are a part of it (living in community etc) so I was attracted because of my beliefs and want of a masters degree.

    I didn't mention but i'm a 23 year old recent graduate, so its been tough finding jobs, and I just want to find one full time job thats decent even if it isn't teaching.
     
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    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    If you're convincing enough you can get a job doing anything. :thumb:
     
  11. greenbay33

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    Yeah, i'm not exactly a convincing person. I'm just an average guy who thinks he'd be a good teacher. Of course no one cares because i have no experience other than subbing to base it on
     

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