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I love kids beside a teacher, what jobs are out there for me?

I’m case being a teacher doesn’t work out I want to know what other options I have. #education #teaching #children #working-with-children

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Hannah’s Answer

Hi Brittney,

Working with children is so fun! There are so many opportunities to work with kids besides teaching.

Have you ever though about working at a Children's Museum? Many museum leaders have the opportunity to create experiences for children, or even help run field trips for schools!

Another great opportunity is working in the healthcare industry. You could be a nurse, dental hygienist, or even work in physical therapy services. People in large cities are always looking for nannies to help care for their children, which can be a great way to get your foot in the door working with kids.

As you decide what you'd like to do, I would suggest trying out teaching in a daycare or working at a summer camp to see how you like it. I think you'll be surprised how fulfilling it is!

Good Luck!
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Stephanie’s Answer

Brittney,

Being a teacher is great - that's what I am. But there are other things you can do ..... Here's some ideas:

Here's a list that looks interesting:

https://www.collegexpress.com/interests/education/articles/careers-education/beyond-blackboard-42-alternative-jobs-education-majors/

Here's another interesting article:

https://www.alleducationschools.com/blog/what-can-i-do-with-a-teaching-degree-besides-teach/

Good luck but give teaching a try first if you feel it in your heart,

Stephanie
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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Brittney: It's great that you want to work with our "little people". Kids are very precious and it's great that you have a passion for them. In addition to the sites listed in the previous posts, here's another site that you may find helpful. This site lists 28 Jobs Working with Children. . .

https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/jobs-working-with-children.asp

My daughter recently graduated from college and is a High School Math Teacher. She enjoys math and is very good at it. Her students are amazed at her knowledge of math and she spends lots of time tutoring them.

I hope you find this article helpful. I wish you much success on your career journey. Good luck to you!

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

Research > 28 Jobs Working with Children = https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/jobs-working-with-children.asp
Consider doing some volunteering at church or in your local community that involves working with kids. Those opportunities opened the doors for my two young adults in leadership
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