I am a second year teacher with no job for the upcoming school year. Last year I taught on a temporary contract and my unit ended up being replaced with a subject area I am not certified to teach. I've been applying like crazy but haven't had a single call back or interview I am single and live on my own in a state where I have no family. I'm trying to make the best decision for my career and my bank account. I thought about becoming a sub, it's just not enough to cover my bills and have extra money for emergencies. I have considered becoming a paraprofessional because it's a salaried position that pays more than a sub job and it offers health insurance. I have some health concerns that I would like to have monitored by doctors, so I would really like insurance. I've also considered moving back home where I have connections for jobs and I could stay with my mom for a while and work as a sub. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Did you pick becoming a sub or becoming a para?