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Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Jane Allerton | The Monster Blog

August 19, 2009

#4: What About Teaching?

Along those same lines, someone suggested I revisit my educational background and augment it with teaching credentials (again self-funded). Already possessing a technical degree does lend itself to being quite employable — once the additional teaching credentials are in place.

Here, again, is a dilemma of having to go an additional 6 months without a revenue stream as student teaching is a key requirement. The other rub is that a starting teacher’s salary is about 66% less than the bottom end of my current profession’s salary range. It would take 7 years or so to perhaps be on par again. The one obvious benefit of a teaching career would be having summers off.

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