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Old 06-09-2011, 03:10 PM
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Alternative Careers for Teachers

What are some alternative careers for teachers outside of a school setting? With school districts only hiring displaced and laid off teachers I feel I must consider other options. I would prefer something full time, and that pays decent, so tutoring and child-care jobs are not an option for me because of the low pay. Any ideas?
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:16 PM
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I feel the same way. I can't even find a job at Home Depot right now. I have 10 years teaching and nothing, just letters saying that we regret to inform you that you were not selected.

I just applied to be a car salesman and I believe I got the job. I can't believe how bad things are. Even my friends that are teachers with secure jobs are miserable. They have all suffered pay cuts and rising health care costs.

This is a bad time for teachers and I hate to say I think it will get worse.

I am finding it so difficult to transfer to an industry career and not teach. But I have a wife and daughter to provide for.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:31 PM
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zoos, museums, nature centers...places you might field trip
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:02 PM
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The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:04 PM
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I do lots of freelance writing.

You could look into working for ETS or any of the educational publishers.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:49 PM
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I was turned down from Target recently. Unfortunately, some interviewers seem the think that you can only teach with a degree in education. Honestly, we're awesome multi-taskers and managers.

I did find a tutoring position that was full time (no benefits though) and I was paid teacher pay. It was in a public school so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities like that. The downside was no benefits and if children weren't there I was not paid.

Hospitals are worth looking into. I scored an interview for an administrative position with decent pay/ benefits and unfortunately was not chosen.

Rehabilitation centers for juveniles need educators from what I hear too. I'm returning back to school for a new career should I not find employment this summer but before I literally applied to everything that seemed like it might have benefits and decent pay.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:46 AM
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I am worried about not getting hired. My plan for the fall if I am not employed is to continue subbing in my area. I got plenty of calls from March until the end of May between a school and a co-op program. I may look into a part time job that I can work nights and weekends but I don't want to take myself out of the education area. Luckily, I am still living at home so I don't have to worry about some of the other issues of rent and the like.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:51 AM
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You can always be an aide or a sub for the year while looking for a full time position.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:42 PM
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I did sub this past year and it led to nowhere cause my district along with all districts in my area are on a hiring freeze. Plus no benefits. Teacher aides are paid so lowly ($16,000 a year or less).

I do live at home so I don't have to worry about rent right now. But I hate living at home, and am 30 years old and feel its time to move out. I can't just wait for the economy to get better and finally move out when I'm 35. Got to start living my own life away from home.

I really don't know what I'll do. I've looked at the museums in my area, and none have any education jobs available right now and I just can't sit home and wait for one to turn up. Thinking I may even try to get a job as a receptionist just so I can start making money and move out.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:51 PM
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I worked part time as a Christian Ed director at 2 different churches while being a SAHM. They were in pretty high demand - I had 2 churches bidding for me when I relocated. Now, there are more colleges offering it as a major but when I got my jobs, they were specifically looking for education majors. Some of the churches have day cares and require an education degree to oversee the general operations as well.
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