You are very organized, plan ahead and are very patient. You enjoy helping people and like to share your ideas and knowledge. If this sounds like you, consider getting a job in the education field. Automatically when you think of the educational arena, you picture working with children. Truth is, education doesn’t end at high school or even college. Training in consistently needed in the workplace as well.
But if you do have a knack for working with kids, consider becoming a teacher or a counselor. It is usually required of you to have a master’s degree to obtain a license as a counselor. In this position, you would help people with issues dealing with school, personal, family, health and career. You could either work in an elementary school, high school, college/university, vocational school or within a rehabilitation center.
Every position in the educational field requires you to have good people and communication skills, but if you are more on the organized side, you may want to consider becoming an education administrator. A high degree is required – either doctoral or master’s. Related tasks for this job include providing leadership and managing the everyday tasks within the school, daycare or other institution. Setting policies and procedures to help set the educational standards of the institution is also your job. In grade school, your job title would be the principal.
If you are already a teacher or principal and would like to transfer to developing the actual manuals for educators to teach their students, consider being an instructional coordinator. This requires you to have a master’s degree. You will be responsible for developing curricula and selecting the textbooks that will be used in the classroom. You will be the one to train the educators and make assessments of the materials and programs used to see if they meet quality standards.
An organized educational institution can’t properly be run without them – education administrators. This position too usually requires a doctoral or master’s degree. In this position, you are the one that sets the educational standards and monitor the daily activities of the institution. Also needing your monitoring are the students’ educational progress and the academic programs used.
Another option that doesn’t require a degree is becoming an educational planner. This requires lots of travel and the ability to work long hours – that’s before the meetings and conventions take place. Your purpose is to bring people together and deliver a message for the sponsoring organizations. You plan on how this message will be delivered – either through entertainment, content, speech or program. Besides planning the setting and outline of a meeting, you will have to negotiate contracts with suppliers and facilities. Other positions that require experience and no higher education are within the human resources, training and labor work department.
If you want to begin your own institution, a daycare is a great place to start. Obtain your state license and rent a space to hold your pre-school children.
- Deans – $83,108 – $135,080
- Principal – $82,414 – $92,965
- Assistant Principal – $67,735 – $75,121
- Education Administrator – $50,000 – $125,000
- Instructional Coordinator/Teacher – $29,040 – $87,510
- Education Planner – $38,270 – $45,850
With careers like these, you can maintain financial stability and afford credit cards like the American Express.