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A teacher switching careers here! What are keywords, or specific careers, that a teacher can use to help navigate looking for work in the non-teaching education field?

I have 4+ years experience teaching within a K-2 classroom. I was a grade team leader for 1 of those years and currently an instructional grade team leader which means I'm in charge of the development of 2 teachers, as well as a classroom of students. I'm passionate about all things education such as: educational research, community growth, educational pedagogy, educational policy, educational advocacy, educational material/content development, educational sales, etc. I'm usually the high energy, hard working teammate or leader that likes to bring excitement and passion to the workplace. I'm very sociable and find it enjoyable to make partnerships with parents, teachers, and other stakeholders that are invested in improving education.
I believe it's time to leave the classroom and venture out into other aspects of education and beyond. With that said, I'm looking for advice on keywords, or specific careers, to help navigate the convoluted field of education that I would love to continue to explore and make an impact.

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Jackie’s Answer

You can transition quickly and easily with Gr k-12 publishing houses such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Savvas, McGraw Hill, Cambium Learning to name a few. Publishers are always seeking quality content specialist to pre sell curriculum to teachers/administrators as well as post sale curriculum teacher/administrator training. IF you are able to travel, even better as they desire those able/willing to travel at a moment's notice to present to schools throughout the US.

Jackie recommends the following next steps:

post your resume with GR k-12 publishers
post your resume with higher ed publishers
Consider part-time sales consultant opportunities aka per diem to get you foot in the door to full time
Thank you comment icon Loved reading this, thanks! Scott
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Lindsey’s Answer

Sure, you could explore Ed Tech companies like Coursera, Duolingo, and Udemy. Your teaching background might be a great fit for roles like Success Manager or Account Manager, or even in product development for these platforms. You bring valuable insights on how people learn most effectively, how teachers can optimize their teaching methods, and how the education system functions as a whole. This could be a great opportunity for you!
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Lindsey Scott
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Yvonne’s Answer

I'm thrilled to know you're keen on exploring diverse career paths in education and beyond. Your teaching background and leadership abilities make you a strong candidate for a variety of roles. Here are some key terms and specific job options you might want to think about:

1. **Education Consultant**: Offer your expertise to schools, districts, or education groups on curriculum development, teaching strategies, or edtech.

2. **Educational Program Manager**: Handle the creation, execution, and assessment of educational programs and projects.

3. **Instructional Coach**: Guide and support teachers to enhance their teaching methods and student results.

4. **Educational Content Developer**: Develop educational resources, lesson plans, or digital content for educational publishers, edtech firms, or nonprofits.

5. **Educational Researcher**: Carry out research on educational practices, policies, and results for academic institutions, think tanks, or research groups.

6. **Educational Policy Analyst**: Examine education policies and their effects on schools and students, typically working for government bodies or advocacy groups.

7. **Educational Sales Representative**: Market and sell educational products, textbooks, or tech solutions to schools and districts.

8. **Nonprofit Program Manager**: Serve educational nonprofits, overseeing programs aimed at enhancing educational access, fairness, or results.

9. **Parent Engagement Coordinator**: Build relationships between schools and parents to boost student achievement and community participation.

10. **Community Outreach Specialist**: Work with schools or nonprofits to involve the community in educational projects and promote educational resources.

11. **Educational Advocate**: Stand up for educational policies, funding, and reform on behalf of students and schools.

12. **Curriculum Developer**: Craft and fine-tune curriculum resources for schools or educational groups.

13. **Education Event Planner**: Organize and manage educational conferences, workshops, and events.

14. **Education Technology Specialist**: Help schools in adopting and using technology effectively for teaching and learning.

15. **Corporate Trainer**: Move into corporate training roles, where your teaching and leadership skills can be useful in employee growth.

When looking for job openings, use these key terms and phrases in your resume, cover letter, and job search to find roles that match your interests and skills. Networking in the education and nonprofit sectors can also aid you in finding job vacancies and connecting with professionals in your desired field. Wishing you the best in your career shift!
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much Yvonne for taking the time and effort to create this list for me. This has helped me tremendously in my search! Scott
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Nadia’s Answer

If you want to transition to the corporate world and work with adults, in addition to Yvonne's answer, I'd recommend exploring openings related to Learning and Development or even entry-level research roles in industries aligned with your passion.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this is really helpful. Scott
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Melody’s Answer

Best wishes in your career hunt. Check out these for more ideas of keywords:

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/jobs-with-education-studies-degree#:~:text=10%20education%20studies%20career%20paths%201%201.%20Academic,8%208.%20Education%20program%20manager%20...%20More%20items

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/types-of-jobs-in-education-field
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Lavonda’s Answer

I made a smooth shift from the world of education to the exciting realm of corporate instructional design. You too can explore opportunities in corporate training roles or even consider joining vibrant edtech companies. It's a thrilling journey!
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Ken’s Answer

Technology has become a crucial part of education. You can use your subject matter expertise to contribute to top education software firms. These companies frequently have positions that can gain from individuals who have firsthand experience as a technology user or customer. By sharing your successful teaching strategies and your visionary ideas for tools that could enhance teaching effectiveness, you can provide significant value.
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Holly’s Answer

Hello! Many big corporations have positions like "enablement" or "onboarding" that could be a perfect match for your skills and experience. You'd be able to apply your teaching abilities to a specialized role within the industry, making a significant impact. It's an exciting opportunity to use your unique talents in a new and meaningful way!

Holly recommends the following next steps:

First think, what am I passionate about?
Search for top companies that fall into that passion criteria
Search for "enablement" or "onboarding" roles at those companies
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