What else can I do with an education or teaching degree?
Teachers are natural leaders, and are well suited to management roles. Another obvious career option for graduates with education degrees is teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) or teaching English as a second language (TESL). You’ll need to get a suitable qualification to do this. Other alternative careers related to education include careers guidance and family support work.
Teaching is a tough profession, and it’s not for everyone. Newly qualified teachers often find the first year in the job particularly hard going. If you’re in this situation, and are thinking about a career change, remember that you’re not alone and many others have found it difficult at first, before gaining confidence with experience.
You should also have developed the following skills:
- time management
- problem solving skills
- communication skills
- management skills
- lateral thinking
Other potential career options include:
- social work
- civil service
Teaching is also a common starter career for the stars. Consider the following people, and what they went on to do:
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Stephen King
- Gene Simmons
- JK Rowling