(Closed) life after teaching- how to switch careers?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I am in a similar predicament as you, and was actually going to create a thread (I still might), but I’ve actually already rejected my teaching contract for the upcoming school year.  I’m still trying to figure out what my skills will transfer to outside of education.  I have worked in more than one school system, so I know the problems in education still exist regardless of what school or school system you’re in.

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I left the field of education after being unable to get a job for too long. I currently work for Child Protective Services. It is very different than teaching, but my education has helped me greatly. I work in a long-term unit, so I provide services rather than investigate allegations. A lot of the cases my supervisor gives me are families that need help communicating with schools.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

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giovanni19:  There are many careers in education that don’t require you to teach. I work as a professional in a college and my expertise is related to Educational Technology. Some professionals work as analysts, counselors, designers for e-learning, they can even teach/train other teachers or students on subjects like andragogy, pedagogy and ICTs. These are mostly office/9-5 jobs, but will likely require a few years of experience as a teacher (which you have). You can also use your current professional network to find a job, which might be easier for your transition. Or you can skip the education system entirely and try something different, using transferable skills. Other Bees have given great suggestions too. Do not worry, I’m sure there are many career opportunities for you. 🙂

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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giovanni19:  I just posted my thread.  Feel free to pop over to read about a little of what I’ve dealt with.

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