I just found this board and was reading through it a bit. I have an interview set up next week for teaching middle school science. It would be my first teaching job. Does anybody here like teaching? It looks like a lot of doom and gloom type posts. For the past 8 years, I have been a professional wildlife biologist at an environmental consulting firm. While I see a lot of great endgangered species and ecosystems, my job is ultimaltey to help my developer clients get rid of the issues (legally) and develop the land. I originally got into the environmental field to make a difference..not save to polar bears, just make a small difference and get a feeling personal satisfaction when I go home. My current job gives me nothing to personally enjoy. I taught at an environmental education center years ago and enjoyed it. My wife has been a teacher for a few years, and has her moments of loving it and hating it. I know it is a very hard and stressful job, but it can be very rewarding. I am excited about making a potential career change, and a bit nervous as well. Are there any other people who made a career jump into teaching that are happy/unhappy with their choice?