Are Teaching Jobs Recession Proof?
According to an article on Glassdoor.com there are a number of jobs that are recession proof. Teaching is one of them. If you don’t believe it, then you can quickly look at the number of teachers that quickly began teaching students from home by teleconferencing. While many people working in restaurants or in retail positions were forced to stay home during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is still impacting us globally at the time of writing this article, teachers continued to engage with their students and find new ways to teach using technology.
According to Glassdoor.com:
Job qualifications: States generally require that public school teachers have a bachelor degree (usually in education). Additionally, public school teachers must be certified or licensed through each state’s own process.
Why safer during a recession: Teachers in public school systems are often members of labor unions, which can make their positions more difficult to layoff. And even when the economy isn’t doing well, children will still need to go to school, whether it be to elementary, middle or high school.
Teachers Pivoted During the Pandemic
When the United States started shutting down and implemented social distancing, educators immediately began to make a new plan to educate students without having any real past experience on how to deal with the situation. But that is what educators and teachers do, when the current plan doesn’t work, they make a new plan. But what is great about teaching is that it can be easy to pivot into new roles and related careers in education. According to Vault.com these 5 rewarding teaching careers have risen in demand after the pandemic:
- Education Policy Analyst
- ESL Teacher
- Elementary Principal
- Health Education Teacher
- Education Social Worker
“In the wake of the pandemic, it’s important to ensure that our education system doesn’t deteriorate in the face of school closures. If you want to help shape the future of the country, then choosing a career in education is a great way to get started.” – Vault.com
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If you are passionate about impacting the world around you there are few places where you can influence the future as much as a teacher. Teachers have the ability to build students up and set them on a positive course that can have a ripple effect for future generations.
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