I need to leave teaching. Has anyone switched careers from teaching? If so - what do you do now, and how did you switch? Did you go back to school? My biggest fear is that employers don't see teachers as hirable in other careers. I have an English credential. I have read a lot of articles online about becoming an editor, technical writer, curriculum designer or trainer... however I am not sure how realistic it is to switch into careers even if they are related to English (ie writing, etc) because many don't think teaching is a real job. I am 30 and I'm not against going back to school, but it pains me to even think about more student loans in addition to the ones I am paying from my teaching program. Anyway, what I am really looking for is for some advice from people who have actually been successful in a career change.