Ok, so I've been in this field for just about 10 years. I am certified Birth - 2nd grade, though all of my experience is in Preschool/Pre-K. I'm currently a preschool teacher at a large for-profit, international child care company. I've recently been feeling a bit unfulfilled. I love what I do, but I feel it all boils down to low pay (please don't judge me) :unsure: I certainly don't expect to be rolling in the dough, but I have a family and would like to be more financially secure. I feel I would be fine making close to a typical teacher salary with a Masters (average 40K). I do not live beyond my means, but I would like to be able to afford my basic living expenses and have some money left over to maybe go on vacation one day or even hmy:save. I had been looking at going for a M.Ed in ECE or even ECE Administration. The courses look interesting and since I am already in the field, it would not be hard to complete. I could move up in the ranks of my company (become a director or something, though I'd probably prefer program coordinator because I like supporting teachers). My concern is, I am not sure that going for this particular degree will make much financial sense for me. I don't know what a program coordinator or director in my company makes. I suspect it is not very much in relation to the work load (as is typical in this field). Honestly, I am a bit confused and probably need some career advice. I've been looking into Speech Language Pathology because it looks really interesting, but I've heard those schools are very competitive (plus it would take about 3 years). I've been trying to do some soul searching, but am not really getting anywhere. Does anyone have an advanced degree and teach preschool/involved in ECE? Do you feel financially comfortable? Any advice would be appreciated.