is being a teacher a good job? Watch
which subject gets paid more?
But teaching is an extremely noble career which I personally respect. Emotionally, it pays darn well.
Regarding money, it depends on the level of teaching; I mean teaching A-level in a secondary school, or a university course?
If you are just working for money, then forget it. You won't teach with your heart and the students will hate you. Think about it.
On the other side of the coin though, english is one of the more popular ones so dont expect to get into a good job immediately because theres a greater supply than demand. Plus the pay isnt really high anyhow.
If you do decide in teaching, at the end of the day, yeah the wage plays a big part but you must also remember that you have to enjoy what you're doing. If you do, then the job itself will be rewarding and you'll be happy.. which at then end of the day is what you really want. good luck with your decision x
I contemplated a career in teaching but am put off by students not wanting to learn (ironically I was a little bugger in my early years) and the PGCE that one has to complete. A side note: I looked at one of my lecturers' teaching timetable and the contact hours were limited. When I say limited, I'm talking 3 to 4 hours of lectures per week!
3 to 4 hours of contact time per week? What do you think?
Asfor Teaching being a good job, for me yes it is. I am a Primary School teach (wouldn't touch high school for anything). The kids give so much back and you can change they way they see themselves and how they learn. Primary School moulds some of their thinking.
Pay, meh, I didn't go into it for the money, you can start on roughly £18k and rise depending on your area of expertise. Being a subject coordinator helps the pay packet but doesn't ease the workload. It all about shifting paper at the moment and reaching targets, takes away a lot of job satisfaction. Walking down a corridor and a child saying good morniing and having a big smile though eases this.
Personally I can't think of a better job - however if you thinking of teaching for the money then don't go any further - the money is not good at all for the amount of work you have to put in.
Me: " Where would you find the index?"
Pupil; " In town miss!"
That seriously happened!!
*wonders what the posts Cindy deleted were about*