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Becoming a Teacher is Still a Great Career Choice

Posted On Oct 20, 2021

With all that’s going on in the world right now, it’s no wonder that prospective students may have some doubts about the future of teaching, and whether it’s a wise choice to pursue a degree in early childhood education (ECE). While there may be articles out there regarding teacher burnout or lack of support from parents, teaching is still a great career choice.

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Fortunately, there’s a renewed focus on the importance of a strong education, even in the early years, and the early childhood education field continues to grow at a stable rate for the first time in many years. 

If you’re contemplating entering the education field and becoming a teacher, here are some compelling reasons why we think you should. 

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The career outlook for early childhood educators continues to be strong because these types of teachers are vital to the development of early learners. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, early childhood special education teachers can expect a growth of eight percent or higher until 2026, while childcare center directors may see a growth of seven percent. Preschool teachers can expect a ten percent growth, making a career in ECE a great choice for your future because there will always be a demand for qualified educators. 

Teaching is Family Friendly 

Another advantage to becoming a teacher is the extra vacation days. Teachers get more days off than other professionals, including certain holidays and vacation periods, and many enjoy the summers off. While some teaching positions may involve irregular hours, most teaching jobs provide shorter daytime hours, giving you evenings and weekends off to spend more time with your family and friends. 

Fun Workplace Environment 

While a 9 to 5 office job may work for some, for others, they find themselves watching the clock and wishing the day would go by faster. One of the many benefits of becoming a teacher is getting to work in a fun, fast-paced environment full of surprises. Many teachers will tell you that they rarely get bored, and they have plenty of hilarious stories to share with others. 

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Encourages Creativity 

In many careers, creativity is not always welcomed, but that’s not the case with teaching. Working with young children requires you to tap into your imagination and encourages you to think outside the box. After becoming a teacher, it will be your responsibility to create innovative ways to help the children in your classroom learn as effectively as they can. The more creative you are, the more information children are likely to retain. Of course, there will be some rules and guidelines you’ll need to follow, but teaching allows you to create and inspire. 

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Making a Difference 

One cherished aspect of becoming a teacher is the ability to make a positive impact on your students’ lives. As a teacher, you’ll not only foster an appreciation for learning in your students, but you’ll also feel appreciated too. The love you receive from your students is something most people never get to experience in other jobs. 

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No matter what you may have heard, it’s still a great time to become a teacher. Teachers get to experience the joys of working with their students every day and describe their profession as a passion or a calling, rather than just a job. If you’re ready to pursue a degree in early childhood education so you can fulfill your dream of becoming a teacher, contact Athena Career Academy

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