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Is it hard to become a teacher

How hard is it to have a stable income as a teacher teacher

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Zhaohong,
It depends on what type of teacher you want to be. It feels like you are talking about public education possibly? There are some areas where you can have a year around job in teaching, especially in the business space.
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Elizabeth’s Answer

It is not difficult to have a stable income being a teacher. Many times teacher supplement their income with work over the summer, if money becomes an issue. I am aware that teachers, depending on their school system, can have their pay dispersed over 12 months, which is more typical of most jobs or they can have it dispersed over 9 or 10 months. If you think that teaching is your passion, then that is what you should work toward. Money is important but having a job you enjoy is just as important, if not more. Try to find opportunities to work with children younger than yourself. For example, become a camp counselor, a volunteer at church teaching younger children about your religion, or volunteer with Junior Achievement. These would be helpful for determining if teaching is the right profession for you. I know others suggested substitute teaching, but you need a baccalaureate degree to do so. Once you earn the baccalaureate degree and become a teacher, you can earn more if you earn a Masters degree. So many possibilities. Good luck.
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Mauro’s Answer

I would say being a teacher is difficult and depending on the area/district you decide to teach your income will be based on that area for at least in public schooling.

However deciding to be a teacher, you are the foundation for the future workforce.

So if/when you do decide to be a teacher, it is a crucial role and its a role where you would need to put your passion into which is caring for the development of the mind.
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Lyndsay’s Answer

Not hard at all. It's really easy to get teaching jobs. You can also be a substitute teacher while trying to get a full time teaching position. I've never had any trouble finding work.
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Rukhsana’s Answer

In my opinion I don't believe it's hard to become a teacher. If you want to get experience in learning about becoming a teacher, then the best way to begin is to become a Substitute Teacher, this will definitely give you insights about the daily job of a teacher and what might be required. Also once you are a substitute teacher then you can go speak with the school staff and Principal to get more information on becoming a teacher. I believe in most states you have to have a 2 year degree then you can apply for your teacher's license, but be sure to check your states rules/regulations.
But nothing is hard if you are truly passionate about what you want to do!
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