I am sure you know the timeworn axiom, “Those who can’t do, teach.” Well, here is modern twist on that. Those who can’t find a job, teach. With the economy and job market in a slump, many new college graduates are finding it extremely difficult to get a job in what they trained for. But while many companies are firing, higher education is hiring.
A lot of people do not know that you do not have to have a degree in education to teach college-level. Colleges vary, but there are continual prospects for those who want to teach others. Most colleges want teachers to have a Master’s or Doctorate degree, but some part-time positions are usually available for people with just a Bachelor’s degree.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes urgently need native English speakers- whether they have a degree in Business, Biology, or Art. There are also openings in working with people with disabilities in a college location. You can help disabled students to take notes, take tests, or just proctor exams.
Wherever your knowledge lies, there is an occasion for you to teach. You may have a degree in science but have an interest in writing or grammar. Many colleges will give you a chance to use the skills you mastered in college- as long as you can document them. Classes taken, certifications received, and papers published can all be used to authenticate your experience.
You might be afraid that you cannot be a teacher because you do not like speaking in front of people. Or maybe you think you would not be able to deal with teenagers. Don’t worry, there are opportunities for you. Adult learning is a colossal part of college, especially in community colleges, ESL, and night classes. There is no need for you to keep tabs on a roomful of teenagers in that situation.
Do not let the idea of talking in front of people scare you away either. Many colleges are promoting to smaller classes, with groups of less than thirty students at a time. Even if you have a fear of public speaking, thirty people is scarcely a horde. Plus, as a teacher in a position of power, you really have nothing to fear.
If those concepts don’t thrill you, then try teaching online. Online classes are very common because they offer flexibility for students and significantly decreased costs for schools. Teach from home and never worry about being late to work again.
If you are a recent college graduate, a retiree who is thinking about returning to the workforce, or even just considering a new field to work in, try teaching. You can aid others, make the world a better place, and get paid for it. So get out there and teach.
Melanie Slaugh is enthusiastic about the growing prospects and opportunities of various industries and writing articles on various consumer goods and services as a freelance writer. She writes extensively for internet service providers and also topics related to internet service providers in my area for presenting the consumers, the information they need to choose the right Internet package for them. She can be reached at slaugh.slaugh907 @ gmail.com.