I think this has been queried here before, but if one decides to give up on teaching, where does one go? What other professions could benefit from our educational background and classroom experience? I am three weeks into my summer school teaching job and there are 0 jobs in my area. Not only that, this last year of long term subbing and summer school teaching has taught me that perhaps I am not meant to teach. I have passion for literature and I am good at writing exciting and creative lesson plans, but I am not good at classroom management. I'm just not. I seem to be losing the battle against cell phones, IPods, hats, hoods, gang activity, talking and texting. I just want to teach. It seems to me that classroom management is 40% of the job. I am not looking forward to another year of subbing, either on a short term or long term basis. Therefore, I am looking into other arenas which are somehow connected to education. The problem is that jobs are scarce in all areas, not just in education. Is anyone else entertaining similar thoughts?