I am a dietitian but have always enjoyed teaching and feel I should have gone this route years ago in college instead (I'm 38 now). I've been considering going back to become certified to teach but am very reluctant when I see how hard it is to land jobs (esp. elem. ed.). I live in the Chicago suburbs and know there's no shortage here. My question is: Where could my past education and experience fit in in jr or senior high? I know back 20yrs ago, we had Foods teachers, consumer ed., health, etc. Are these types of classes still taught or have times changed and the subjects "evolved" somewhat? I have a strong background in science/health/nutrition, etc and also quite a bit of teaching experience (with older people in group settings and one on one) but don't know how this can translate to teaching in schools... and don't know what the demand for teachers like this would be. Any thoughts or input would be very much appreciated... Thanks.