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Jobs in Education - 7 Steps to Working in Education Job Opportunities

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Jobs in education, There are a lot of careers in education, ranging from jobs in higher education, high school education, special education and many more.

Some of the jobs in education and best opportunities are as follows:
  • Professor. Teaching the post secondary level of learners is challenging and provides a wide range of options. Professors instruct students in various classes within the subject area. They can teach courses in anything from marketing to history to computer science and the list goes on and on. They can teach in a class setting or in an internet based setting depending on the subject. They can also conduct research aside from their regular teaching schedules and may offer evening classes or day classes for their students. There are some who work full time and others who work part time. Most professors have master's degrees or PhD's. Doctoral degrees are more advantageous.

  • School Counselor. This is one of the jobs in education that plays an important role in advocating for students' well-being. The school counselor administers admissions tests, conducts interviews, assists in career choice and much more. They also assess students with disabilities, teach social skills to students, observe and counsel students. In high school, they help students decide their post education path and also help find educational funding and resources. School counselors have master's degrees and if they are lucky, they can advance to being a school administrator or other supervisory position.

  • Special Education Teacher. The increasing number of students diagnosed with disabilities has increased the need for special education teachers. They teach students who have broad range of disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, etc... They prepare individual instructions for their students depending on their special needs. They also provide various student services by working in concert with other teams. Special education teachers have a special certification from accredited institutions. If they continue with their education and pursue higher degrees, they can earn administrative positions.
There are steps to follow to land education job opportunities. Here are some tips to aid you in landing jobs in education:
  1. Perform a job search. The internet has everything that you need to know and that includes openings and listings of jobs in education. You must keep searching for jobs that match your qualifications and experiences. They could be administrative jobs, school nurse jobs, teaching positions, academic tutors and many more.

  2. Check out the newspaper in your area. Most of the applicants want an education job near their place of residence. The newspaper has employment sections that could be useful to you.

  3. Visit your local school district. Get the list of those schools that are searching for workers. They also post openings on their job board. Be sure to be prepared if you visit a school so that you can immediately hand in your application if there is a slot that suits you.

  4. Work as a substitute teacher. There are a lot of schools that needs substitute teachers. If you have been a substitute teacher at a given school, it is easier for you to get a full-time job at that school in the future.

  5. Visit your old schools. Most schools hire their graduates or their students because they already have documentation of their track record with them and they also will enjoy helping alumni, it's always worth a try.

  6. Connect with friends, relatives and social groups. They can help you get educational jobs and the employment you need. The word of mouth spreads easily; so prepare your papers because people will surely contact you if they know anyone with job openings.

  7. Get advanced training. Schools will always go for applicants who have good educational backgrounds. It is always good for your educational career to have a good academic background, especially with the stiff competitions nowadays.
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