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Early Retirement in Teaching Leads to Job Openings

Posted On Jan 19, 2021

Unforeseen circumstances are pushing more teachers to consider early retirement. This presents a unique opportunity for new grads and those who are interested in becoming a teacher. If you’ve always seen yourself as a teacher, now is a great time to earn a degree. Good teachers will always be in demand, and with the current job outlook, it’s a career that shows continued growth for the future. Most teachers will tell you they couldn’t imagine doing anything else, and there’s a lot of things that contribute to their overall success. 

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Job Satisfaction

Despite the occasional challenges that come with the job, the majority of teachers report that they’re highly satisfied with their job. Many educators even go so far as to describe teaching as a passion, rather than a job, and find fulfillment in their career.

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Job Security

For those looking for job security, becoming a teacher is actually one of the most recession-proof jobs out there. Even during economic struggle, or a pandemic, communities will always need teachers. Overall job security for educators remains strong and steady, long into the foreseeable future.

Extra Vacation Time

Unlike almost any other profession, teachers have the benefit of ample time off including several holidays and summer break. This gives educators a chance to rest, recharge, and spend some extra quality time with their friends and family.

Another great perk to becoming a teacher is the hours are often shorter than other professions. As a teacher, your day will often end earlier, allowing you more time to spend with loved ones, or to participate in activities you enjoy.                        

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Life-Long Connections

One unexpected benefit of becoming a teacher is the connections you make. As an educator, you will spend lots of time getting to know fellow teachers and staff members with similar interests. Many teachers have found some of their closest connections with other teachers and administrators. In addition to bonding with friends, many teachers make long-lasting connections with the families of their students and enjoy getting updates on their former students throughout the years.

Moments of Joy

As a teacher, you’ll get to experience many moments of joy and happiness, especially as you celebrate a student’s victory, big or small, or laugh at a silly joke or funny story from a child. Working with children brings out the best in most adults, as they get to tap into their inner child again, and experience things from a child’s perspective. Plus, the working environment is pretty special too! Unlike a desk job, teachers are free to move about the classroom, and your workday is almost guaranteed to never be boring or mundane.

Shaping Future Generations

Becoming a teacher gives you the rare privilege and honor of making an impact on future generations. Teachers truly have the chance to make a difference in a child’s life by providing them with the tools and knowledge to make a positive contribution in this world. Teachers do so much more than simply teach. They inspire those around them by being a positive influence as they teach life’s most important concepts, such as teamwork, confidence, and believing in yourself.

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Teachers play a crucial role in society and there will always be a great demand for qualified, passionate educators. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, contact Athena Career Academy for more information about our accredited early childhood education program. With flexible class schedules, no waitlist, and a caring team of faculty and staff, you’ll be on the right path to an exciting and fulfilling career.  

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