Pass on knowledge to students.

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Salary Range
$35,000 – $83,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Teachers do?

A Teacher has the unique and special responsibility of helping to develop and mold the lives of students. Teaching should be something you love to do, as opposed to being just a job. Students will appreciate a Teacher with a passion for their subject, as this passion is infectious, and makes students more receptive to what is being taught.

Over the course of your teaching career, you will most likely get the chance to work with a wide range of ages, teach multiple subjects, and perhaps work in several cities. Your daily routine involves developing lesson plans, attending class, assigning homework, giving quizzes and tests, and grading papers. Students may look up to you as a Counselor too. And the very best Teachers are the ones who are willing to commit to their students even while off the clock, whether that means working extra hours at school or grading papers late into the night.

There is also an administrative side to the job of a Teacher. This side involves a lot of meetings—with other Teachers, with students, with parents. But there is a fun side as well—chaperoning students to dances, going on field trips, attending school plays and games.

Every day of your teaching life, you face wildly varying challenges. But all of that hard work pays off in a very rewarding way: The influence you have over your students will last their lifetime.

Should I be a Teacher?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

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    How to become a Teacher

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