I was wondering if any other PE teachers are feeling this way. I love teaching PE and I know I do a good job at it. I've worked hard over the years to build up my experiences and get my credential. However, the truth is many districts think anyone can teach PE. I have seen several jobs in my state for PE Paraprofessionals. They want to pay you as a para, but have you work like a real PE teacher. (And yes, they want you to have a full PE credential) Many of them only offer part-time positions so basically you get no insurance and benefits. Another job I saw (although at a charter) was for a full time PE position with a monthly salary of $1,200. I guess I am just a little depressed about how some districts are trying to short change teachers. I worked hard to finish my credential and hope to find a full time job in my subject area that I can actually live on.