The challenges are exciting, and the rewards are priceless. Few accomplishments in life can measure up to the smile on a young boy's face when he first realizes that he can read, or the delight expressed by a young woman who solves her first calculus problem. So, if you want to inspire and instruct the next generation of musicians, mathematicians, nurses, scientists, astronauts, and philosophers, choose teaching!
You can choose to teach very young children from pre-primary through the primary grades; or you can work with high school students and specialize in the arts, sciences, math, or technology education. You can also teach at the technical/vocational colleges or university level. You may wish to work with physically, emotionally or intellectually challenged children as a teacher or guidance counselor.
Teaching is a demanding, yet rewarding profession. If you choose this career path, you could also have additional opportunities to exercise your talents. You can coach or be an adviser to extra-curricular activities from foreign language clubs to the choir master.
What are the rewards for becoming a teacher?
- Although teachers do not earn high salaries, it guarantees job security with benefits for housing, medical, pension, etc.
- You are always assured of at least two holidays in the year
- Teaching enables you to make a positive difference in the lives of young people
- To contribute to society and help others
- To help to better the world, teaching provides unique opportunities for personal development and public service
- Few things are as rewarding as helping young people to succeed and reach the height of their potential