Any good non-teaching jobs?

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  1. megawinn

    megawinn Rookie

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    I have been interviewing for a little over a year in Utah. This is a really bad area for Secondary Ed but I can't really leave because my husband is still in school. I've have several close calls but I'm starting to lose hope. My husband and I are barely making financially. I was just wondering if anyone can think of any other jobs that I might be qualified.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    What sort of a degree do you have? What's your work background?

    If you're barely making it financially, it's time for some quick stopgap measures. Can you get a job anywhere-- a camp or store or bank or someplace-- over the summer? Can your husband?
     
  4. Pencil Monkey

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    If you have any kind of clerical and typing skills you can apply for office work as an administrative assistant, office manager, or receptionist.
    Also book stores, libraries, and anything that requires a college degree. Most often sales jobs just want you to have a degree and don't care what it is in.
     
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    That goes for a lot of jobs. I know my company hires people with any degree as long as they have a degree. There are several people here with an education degree, even one with a degree in photography, working in accounting.
     
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    I was thinking that as well because we are struggling too and I have a little one. But i am afraid of getting too far from education and then even less hope of a job.... ughhh! a catch 22 i guess.
     
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    I think the first priority always has to be having a roof over your head, food on the table, and health insurance.

    Once you have that stuff, you can think about the TYPE of job you want to do.
     
  8. INteacher

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    How about

    Librarian/Librarian in the Young People's Dept (although I think libraries are experiencing the same types of cut backs)

    Boys/Girls Club - our local has many after school activities

    Training dept in any major company

    local community college depending upon your degree

    good luck
     
  9. CJandSA

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    Before I came to teaching, I worked at a few non-profit agencies doing different things. Education and outreach on public health issues, parent involvement in schools, etc. I know that I see postings for ECI specialists in my area with a number of agencies, and that would still let you work with children and families - just in a different capacity. See if your area has a non-profit job posting board/publication because there are a lot of different ways to continue to help and use your experience in education!
     
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    You can check idealist.org for paid positions with non-profit organizations in your area.
     

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