Teacher Career Change
Teaching is truly a noble profession. However, today, turnover rates within the education field are skyrocketing.
Today there are many difficulties for the average teacher to face, including the school administration, parents, students, and new government regulations. There’s an even higher burnout rate for teachers when they work at under-funded schools
Teachers are frequent clients of our Oxford Program of Career Change.
If handled properly a career change for a teacher may not be a arduous task. Fortunately, teachers have a level of skills and training that is in demand in a variety of jobs and fields.
As a teacher, you really have two sets of skills that you can leverage when contemplating a career change. First, there are your subject-specific group of skills — your communication, planning and writing skills, and your professional skills — teaching and training teaching skills. Between those two groups of skills, you have so many possible career options that you’re probably not even aware of. Keep in mind, however, that you are not limited by those skills. If you have the interest, the time, and the expertise, you can switch careers in any direction.
First, your change may not require leaving the teaching field altogether. With a few strategic changes and some training courses, a teacher may find they have the qualifications to change what they are teaching. A different subject, school, or age level may be what is needed to put some spark into your teaching career.
If your desired teacher career change is more extreme, such as finding a job in private industry, teaching skills are in great demand. The ability to communicate along with the classroom coaching abilities is vital in many interesting jobs.
Just a couple of fields that come to mind include: journalist, proof-reader, researcher, admissions recruiter and curriculum specialist. Here is a site with some suggestions:
Your choices are really limitless. You now just need to spend the time contemplating the direction of your life — and your next career move.
However, I don’t believe your issue revolves around your options necessarily. What is most important is knowing the type of work that you should be doing. Too often, people make a career change into something that ends up equally dissatisfying.
Once the decision is made by the teacher to make a career change, a comprehensive analysis of their Big 3 must be made: their natural abilities, needs and interests. New careers must be researched in depth. This is precisely what we do in the first stage of the Oxford Program of Career Change.
Don't rely on statements from friends or coworkers that, "there is no money in that job," or, "that job is a dead end," or, "you would never qualify for that kind of job." Be open minded and test all the job assumptions. With this type of flexible approach it will soon become clear which direction they will be headed.
Exactly where do you begin the whole vocation-switching process? In the Oxford Program of Career Change, I’ll help you discover:
·What easier career change options exist
·The type of work you were born to do
·The best fields for your particular teaching skills and expertise
·Practical and effective ways to launch your job search
·The most attractive and lucrative career alternatives
·And much more!