I'm getting my physics bachelors in december. I always enjoyed tutoring. I just love explaining physics to people, whether they like it or not! I use to hang out at the math tutoring center and gained satisfaction knowing someone finally understood by my intervention. I consider teaching to be a worthwhile profession. It's discouraging though. I tell people I want to be a physics teacher and they try to talk me out of it! I'v had such remarks as "You're not living up to your potential" and "You'll make more at McDonalds" and so forth. I realize I'll make a ton more in the 'physics industry' but without a PhD or a masters, I am out of luck besides doing junk work like data entry, modelling or programming. In my area (Massachusetts) teachers start out at around 34-37k and make almost 55k around their 10th year. I obtained this info from teacher contract books. For someone that is as cheap as they come, this is more than enough and I also have a small royalty income. Any high school physics teachers like to chime in? How it's "really" like? Advice? Hints? Words of warning or encouragment? Anything! Or does anyone know if there are grants or scholarships or what not for future physics teachers?