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Old 07-21-2005, 05:03 PM
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Other jobs with a teaching degree?

This is my second year trying to get a teaching job and I'm starting to freak out. After applying to over 100 schools in Ohio and getting only one interview (which unfortunately came the day after I found out that my mom has cancer) I'm starting to accept the fact that I may not get a teaching job. I would like to go back to school and get a special ed degree, but that would cost more that I can be guaranteed to make by subbing (which I am sick of after doing it for almost two years). So, my question is, what other types of jobs can you get when you have a teaching degree? I just need some kind of job that I can earn enough money to support myself and go to school and has insurance benefits.

Teaching is what I want to do and it's very hard for me to try and accept that it's not going to happen (at least not just yet). I feel like I've tried all of my options (I almost applied in North Carolina, but now that my mom is sick, I can't leave this area). So, any suggestions would be so so so helpful!

 
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:27 PM
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OH MY!!!

First, I'm sorry to hear about your mother.

Second, I am VERY SURPRISED that you couldn't find a job. Not at you personally, but that there are none to be had in Ohio. When your Mom gets better, you all need to move down here to MD. We have plenty of jobs for you lol. A lot of teachers are at retiring age, so spaces are here for the taking.

Outside of that, to your main question, you could try day care. If you have a degree in Early Childhood. Other teacher degree jobs:

-tutoring center (Sylvan's or something like that)
-Private tutoring
-teachercare.com (independent teaching)
-Nanny (you can command more money since you'll actually be teaching the children)
-Do a search on monster or career builder. You'd be surprised what comes up under education

Hope that helps. Just keep your head up, something WILL come through. Maybe your unsuccessful searches were to keep you in Ohio for your Mom's benefit. Never know what the Plans are
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:07 PM
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There is a girl at my school who moved to tx from ohio with her husband (hes a coach). she said it was tough there...good luck
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:12 PM
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I worked at a college for a few years they like degrees they dont nessisaraly care what degree it is.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:19 PM
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Miss Steele, I am in Ohio too-eastern. There are no jobs here either. I graduted in Nov.2004 and subbed this year. My family and I are reloacted just so I can find a job
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:22 PM
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I had a wonderful job for a while working as a behavioural interventionist with autistic children. You could look into hospitals and associations that help children in some capacity or another.

Don't give up! Some day, when you least expect it, you'll get a call.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:55 PM
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Does Ohio have any option schools like on-line school? In CO we have a couple of different options both the homeschool route, but teachers work with students to help guide instruction and curriculum. You may check that out through your state department.

I am sorry to hear jobs are so tight. Maybe that's why I meet so many people from other states that come here! We just hired a gal from Ohio. She has been in CO a few years.

Are you trying mainly public schools? How about private schools or charters? Some companies hire teachers to train other employees. Also, are there any educational based companies there?

If you want a classroom job, try to stay close to that. Leaving the realm might get you sidetracked but maybe you need a job that's a little lighter load so you can have your "all" for your mom. Maybe it's a gentle nudge in a different direction at the moment. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Once your mom gets better and gets through the rough times, then maybe it'll be time to land a teaching job.
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:06 PM
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Ohio is rotten right now.
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Old 07-22-2005, 05:09 AM
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New Hampshire is not good at this time either. I have been looking for a position for a year. I have taken long term subbing, and have sent out hundreds of resumes. I just keep looking and mailing. It is discouraging, but I try to keep positive.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:05 AM
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Ok, at least I am not the only one feeling that way, that I really want to teach, but wondering if it's really ever going to happen. Miss Steele, I wish you the best of luck!
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