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April 10, 2013

20 Job Ideas for Teachers

Written By: Brandi Jordan
Category: Career Path
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20 Job Alternatives for Teachers

20 Job Ideas for Teachers

Whether you still have not found a teaching position, have been laid off, or are considering changing careers, teachers have a versatile skill set that opens the door to many other professions.  Check out these 20 different job options for teachers and discover one that meets your needs.

 

20 Job Alternatives for Teachers

20 Job Alternatives for Teachers - Training Companies

1.  Training Companies

Training companies who are contracted by corporations see the benefit of hiring trained teachers.  Your ability to teach others in the classroom transfers just as effectively to the boardroom.

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  • brownin329
    December 14, 2015

    Same list every time. It would be great to have a list of alternative jobs for teachers without teaching jobs on the list. After nearly a decade working with special needs children I am at a point where I don’t want to do it anymore. I’ve done publishing but once you leave it’s hard to get back in and sales, training and real estate they want you to have sales experience and a car in order to get hired (I don’t drive). The others I am not so interested in. And starting your own business is great if you have a family ot spouse that can support you while you build your business. If anyone has solutions they’ve tried not on this list please share those, thanks.

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  • beck81uk
    November 22, 2015

    @Pam Emmert Hi Pam.  How did you get into this?  Through Volunteering first?  I am a teacher and I am looking at alternative employment.  Many thanks

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  • Civiccoconut
    July 31, 2015

    @Adrianne Meldrum In order to tutor, must you get a business license? Also, I checked out Constant Contact – what a great company, so far. I am using it to promote my tutoring.

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  • Civiccoconut
    July 31, 2015

    lauracarr100 bmurph621 Thank you so much for the idea. I just signed up. I have a background in public relations and journalism; a lot of the jobs are closely related to what I am looking to supplement a substitute teacher income. Thank you!

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  • RThomas58
    July 23, 2015

    @Meagan  Great Idea, Meagan! I can see this working at home, also!

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  • Mmoten
    April 9, 2015

    5Linx is recognized as one of the fastest growing direct sales businesses all over the world. Our goal is to help people save money or make money on products and services we use everyday. A fantastic source of income! I love it! The perks are phenomenal! http://Www.5linx.net/mhubbard

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  • bmurph621
    March 28, 2015

    lauracarr100 I really like this idea.  Do you have any suggestions of companies that I could approach?

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  • donaldtfoster
    March 2, 2015

    @Kristine sorry to burst your bubble… but yes we are.

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  • megruss4
    January 12, 2015

    How could I get into cyber teaching, I would like to explore this option.

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  • lauracarr100
    January 12, 2015

    Curriculum writing for some of the online technology companies is also a great idea!

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  • Astute Hoot
    April 23, 2014

    So many great ideas!  I taught special education for 14 years and now I have started my own business creating resources for teachers and selling digital files online.  I do miss working directly with children, but I enjoy helping  other teachers in this way.

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  • Kayla
    March 27, 2014

    I am currently a nanny and while this is a great option for teachers who can’t find jobs it isn’t exactly a lifetime career. The hours aren’t ideal and depending your family situation it may not be the right choice for you. I am getting married in just a few months so I am looking for something new because not knowing when I get to come home every night or not having any benefits but two weeks of paid vacation is not cohesive to having a family of my own. I would not consider myself a babysitter by any means I take care of the whole family and assist them in their daily lives and routines. I use my degree to make sure the kids stay on par with their grade level and fill in the gaps the public school system is leaving behind. How rude of you to belittle someone’s job when you obviously know next to nothing. I have a hard time believing that you are a teacher or a very good one when you post things with so little knowledge. l

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  • Liz
    February 14, 2014

    I am really considering a job as a nanny seriously- I think other should at least consider it. There is an elite sector- perhaps governess/ governor would be a better title. Families already have one or more nannies. The pay is considerably more than teaching- and accommodation food etc all in. Main countries with opportunities are the Middle East and Russia. One friend had an amazing time- travel with family all over the world etc. Salaries are about £1000 GBP a week! ( Tax free for UK) US citizens may still have to declare this. As a Head of department I usually take home about £2,500 month and still have living expenses- so I say do not rule it out. It is also a high status job in these countries. No long holidays though. I was a nanny for 3 months- lovely job. I also got paid more due to languages spoken and masters degrees. Go for it!

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  • TC
    February 12, 2014

    Megan, Can you tell me what company? I am interested!

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  • James D.Perez
    February 12, 2014

    Ambit Energy is a business that starts off small & grows & grows. Network marketing is easy & I enjoy all the people I meet. I help people all over the country save money & make money. I’ve been a baseball coach for 16 years & I teach people this business just as I teach kids baseball. I honestly feel teachers can succeed in this business because teaching is what you do.
    If you know numbers – you will jump at this opportunity once you see it.

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  • Deanna
    February 12, 2014

    Dear Kristine,
    I am appalled that you would call a professional nanny a babysitter. Many nannies are highly educated women. This just proves your lack of knowledge regarding the field. Perhaps you should learn more about a field before you bash it.

    Sincerely,
    A former nanny who is considering going back into the field.

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  • Meagan
    May 12, 2013

    This is a pretty good list, but I’d like to add a 21st option: online homework companies! What I do is kind of like cyber education, and kind of like content creator, but it’s not really either. I help instructors create their online homework sites, create whatever content they need that isn’t already in our question library, and provide general support to instructors throughout the semester. We deal mostly with science education. Having teaching experience is really great, because you can understand how to create questions that students will understand, and you can provide better support to teachers because you also understand them. This field I think is a little smaller and less well-known, so I wasn’t surprised when I didn’t see my job on the list.

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  • joe
    April 21, 2013

    kristine,

    Are you too good to Nanny? I think it is a great addition to this list. the writer of this article was trying to cast a wide net to cover all the possible avenues a teacher a go with the skills they have acquired. a nanny is quintessential to this list, masters degree or not.

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  • Kristine
    April 15, 2013

    A nanny? Are you serious? Most teachers hold a master’s degree or national board certification. Suggesting that a nanny is comparable to a teacher is outrageous. Teachers are not babysitters!

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    Brandi Jordan
    April 11, 2013

    Hi Amy!
    I am actually a HUGE fan of cyber education – all 3 of my children attend one and they have THE BEST teachers ever! I included it, because a lot of people forget that it’s something they can look into. I agree, cyber teaching is just as much work as being in a physical classroom. For those who are just graduating or are victims of downsizing, it’s an option they should consider. Thanks so much for commenting!
    Kindly,
    Brandi

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  • Amy
    April 11, 2013

    I liked your article but am kind of sad you said an alternative to teaching would be cyber education. I am a cyber school teacher and have been in the physical classroom prior. It is actually more work than teaching in a school building. It is not an alternative career choice.

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  • Pam Emmert
    April 10, 2013

    Social work is also an option – this past year I took a position with a Children’s Home and it is so fun. Still get lots of kid time, but the context is more flexible and liberating. Most social work openings will consider Bachelor Degrees from similar, compatible fields and the starting pay was on par with my teaching after 10 years of experience!

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  • Adrianne Meldrum
    April 10, 2013

    Tutoring has been great income for me! I also like doing summer day camps. Thanks for giving such great ideas-I’ve heard that Constant Contact likes to hire teachers to teach others how to use social media.

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