...their decision to go into teaching? I have been - quite considerably - for the past month or so. I am in the 2nd (of 5) semester of my grad program to get initial professional certification in ESE K-12, and I hold a temporary certificate in K-6, ESE k-12, and Math 6-12. I have been subbing since the beginning of the school year, and I have been on countless teaching interviews (the one I went on last week brought the total up to 14) and yet I have gotten nothing. In the meantime I have had to take a retail job I am horribly overqualified for, because I was not making enough $ subbing, and I needed to have some income coming in, especially over the summer. The thing is, I don't know what I would do if I decided to change course - the field I was in before I switched to teaching - the job market is even more grim. A part of me wants to keep plugging forward and finish my degree. But then I start thinking about what will happen when I finish - will I be relegated to being nothing but a sub for the rest of my career? Will I have busted my butt to get a Masters Degree so I can make $10 an hour? That part of me wonders if I should just got my losses and do something more technical/vocational. I had originally planned to go to nursing school - I got into a nursing program and the program I am in now at the same time - but I chose teaching - in part because I had bought into the hype that teaching was an "in demand" field. Now I am wondering if I made a mistake - picked the wrong program. Has anyone else had these thoughts? Fears? Anyone else considering or wondering if and whe to throw i the towel?