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Area

Employer

K - 12

  • Teaching
    • Pre-school
    • Elementary
    • Middle
    • Secondary
  • Administration
    • Principalship
    • Superintendency
  • Special Services
    • Reading
    • Title 1
    • Guidance Counseling
    • School Psychology
    • School Social Work
    • Occupational and Physical Therapy
    • Audiology and Speech Pathology
    • Library/Information Services
    • Special Education
    • English as a Second Language
    • Curriculum Supervision
    • Subject Area Supervision
  • Elementary, middle and secondary schools:
    • public, private, Montessori, etc.
  • Day care centers and nursery schools
  • Boards of education

Higher Education

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Student Affairs
  • Information/Library Services
  • Four-year colleges and universities
  • Two-year and community colleges
  • Technical schools
  • Medical and professional schools

Adult and Continuing Education

  • Inservice Education
  • Staff Development
  • Professional Development
  • Leisure-oriented Education
  • GED Preparation
  • Literacy Development
  • English as a Second Language
  • Consulting
  • K-12 school systems
  • Boards of education
  • Colleges and universities
  • Two-year and technical schools
  • Community organizations: YMCA, Red Cross, etc.
  • Correctional institutions
  • Museums
  • Professional associations
  • Nursing homes/Adult daycare
  • Vocational services
  • Consulting firms

 

 

 

 

 

 Business and Industry

  • Corporate Training
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Publishing, Editing, and Technical Writing
  • Curriculum Development
  • Consulting
  • Public and private corporations
  • Consulting firms
  • Marketing companies
  • Bookstores
  • Publishers:
    • Textbook, newspaper, magazine, book
  • Test-preparation companies
  • Software companies
  • Staffing agencies

Government

  • Administration
  • Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Management
  • Research and Writing
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Federal government agencies:
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Defense
    • Overseas schools for military dependents
    • Department of Labor
    • Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    • Health and Human Services
    • Library of Congress
    • National Archives and Records Administration
    • National Science Foundation
    • National Endowment for the Arts
    • National Endowment for the Humanities
    • Peace Corps
    • Americorps
  • Social service agencies
  • State and local government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nonprofit

  • Teaching or Training
  • Programming
  • Public Relations
  • Administration
  • Fundraising
  • Case Managing
  • Lobbying
  • Adoption agencies
  • Scouts
  • Camps
  • United Way agencies
  • YMCA/YWCA
  • Group homes
  • Mental health clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Community recreation centers
  • Other public or private social service organizations
  • State/national professional associations

 

 

General Information and Strategies

  • Develop excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Develop good computer skills.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and energy for the field.
  • Need desire to work with and help people.
  • Obtain part-time, summer, internship, or volunteer experience with the age group you intend to work with in various settings: pre-schools, daycares, camps, community agencies, adult centers, YMCA's, etc.
  • Participate in co-curricular activities and related organizations to broaden skills, interests, and opportunities.
  • Bachelor's degree is sufficient for certification/licensure to teach K-12 in most states. Obtain a master's degree for advancement and increased earning potential.
  • Advanced degree required for specialists, education administration, college teaching and other professional positions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state and national legislation regarding teacher licensure.
  • Identify transferable skills learned in teaching applicable to alternative careers:
    • effective communication with people, verbal and written
    • teaching and instruction
    • program planning
    • organization and record-keeping
    • working under pressure and meeting deadlines
    • motivational skills, creativity
    • working autonomously, decision-making, problem solving
    • research skills

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