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    Hi,
    I'm in year 9 and I really want to be a teacher but heard about the hard work, pressure, lack of money and failing system and want to know whether or not it's worth it. I'm good at maths and English, patient, friendly, approachable and good with young children, as well as being passionate about working with them (ideally thinking of teaching in reception/infants), not to mention quite confident and good with public speaking. I'd be prepared for negative comments, stress, pressure and hard work to do something I love...but is teaching even worth it?
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    You need to ask yourself that. I wouldn’t be thinking about your future career at this age.
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    job satisfaction>money
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    (Original post by YouAreAYute)
    job satisfaction>money
    Thanks I know thinking don't know if I'd be satisfied with it or not due to multiple obstacles, some of which I've named above.
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    (Original post by HateOCR)
    You need to ask yourself that. I wouldn’t be thinking about your future career at this age.
    My school strongly encourages us to and what to do after we've left school.
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    Primary or secondary? (my money is on the former)
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    (Original post by Purplemonkeys)
    Thanks I know thinking don't know if I'd be satisfied with it or not due to multiple obstacles, some of which I've named above.
    youd be happy with the job, but unhappy with the consequences. tbhh i dont think being a teacher is that bad, and hopefully the education system will improve by then so
    even then, its quite neutral so you can always decide later
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Primary or secondary? (my money is on the former)
    Aye, planning on teaching primary as I've mentioned above. I could never teach secondary but if I did I'd teach history or English
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    (Original post by YouAreAYute)
    job satisfaction>money
    Can't you have both?

    (i.e. define money in your inequality, what is a decent teacher wage vs UK median wage, do you think?)
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    (Original post by Purplemonkeys)
    Hi,
    I'm in year 9 and I really want to be a teacher but heard about the hard work, pressure, lack of money and failing system and want to know whether or not it's worth it. I'm good at maths and English, patient, friendly, approachable and good with young children, as well as being passionate about working with them (ideally thinking of teaching in reception/infants), not to mention quite confident and good with public speaking. I'd be prepared for negative comments, stress, pressure and hard work to do something I love...but is teaching even worth it?
    teaching is one of the most rewarding careers and it's wonderful that you have the desire to teach. I think the pros outweigh the cons on this one! It would be a wonderful career to pursue and I'd highly recommend it! The next generation need highly skilled teachers who genuinely care and you seem like you do!
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    (Original post by Purplemonkeys)
    Aye, planning on teaching primary as I've mentioned above.
    Whoops.

    Having now re-read your OP, I get the feeling that I guessed primary since you stated primary.

    In my defense I have a very sore shoulder and the codeine is making it hard for me to see and type.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Can't you have both?

    (i.e. define money in your inequality, what is a decent teacher wage vs UK median wage, do you think?)
    to have both is defo the aim, but some people are rich and hate their job, so id rather love my job and earn a little less if it came down to choosing
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Whoops.

    Having now re-read your OP, I get the feeling that I guessed primary since you stated primary.

    In my defense I have a very sore shoulder and the codeine is making it hard for me to see and type.
    😂😂😂
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    (Original post by AngelaVickers)
    teaching is one of the most rewarding careers and it's wonderful that you have the desire to teach. I think the pros outweigh the cons on this one! It would be a wonderful career to pursue and I'd highly recommend it! The next generation need highly skilled teachers who genuinely care and you seem like you do!
    Thanks 😀
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    (Original post by YouAreAYute)
    to have both is defo the aim, but some people are rich and hate their job, so id rather love my job and earn a little less if it came down to choosing
    I agree
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    Not for any of us to answer, really.
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    Your still in school and haven't started your GCSEs. Your career views will keep on changing. Don't worry about it now.
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