When considering your future career, one obvious point that you should take into account is professional growth within your chosen field. If you are going to be stuck with a certain salary without the opportunity to reach beyond that mark, you would be wise to look elsewhere.
Unfortunately, the field of education is often seen as a dead end; where "those who can't do, teach." Obviously, teaching isn't just babysitting: there is a lot to it! Teachers are required to not only know and understand the content, but how to teach it, so that their students can learn. Teaching truly makes a difference. But for those that major in education in one form or another (Special Education, Elementary or Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, etc.), the question remains: once you are a teacher, is there any way to climb the ladder of success (and hopefully positively impact your salary in the process)?
The answer is a resounding yes. Teachers have opportunities to grow in both their realm of influence and in regards to their compensation. Teach.org does a wonderful job of laying out some the possible career paths that teachers can take. Check it out!
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We wish you well in your educational career path!
- The McKay School Ambassador Team