Alternative Career for Teachers

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Teaching has been a noble profession, since yesteryears therefore people always look to pursue their career in this field. But now people have shifted their focus from teaching to other side jobs. Skills used in teaching profession can be involved in many other fields as sales, journalism, human resource management, counsellor, higher education and so on. Below are listed some of the current growing sectors which presents alternative career for teachers- 
 
Government organizations- It is the perfect place where teachers can work in order to manage official work, presenting daily record, teaching students and providing them with health care benefits. Other than this, language specialist is also popular career option which is expanding these days and is quite demanding. As a teacher, individuals are used to planning notes, preparing syllabus, co-ordinating students, etc. so here also same skills can be implemented by organising special classes for students, preparing curriculum and so on. 
 
As a career counsellor- As a guide and counsellor, an individual should carry decision making skills, setting goals, identifying one’s interest and understanding individual differences. Therefore, counselling is a great alternative for teachers as they are built- in up with these skills and therefore understand a child’s physical, mental and social behaviour regarding a peculiar subject is what counselling demands.  Counselling goes successful only if there is mutual understanding and this can only be made if both the counsellor and counselee feel comfortable to share their view points, interest and opinions on a certain subject. 
 
Human resource management- One of the most demanding jobs in leading organizations is for a skilled and talented human resource manager.  As a human resource manager an individual needs to focus on organizing a plan that could execute properly for promoting an organization’s desired goals and objectives. This is what a teacher could do with effective communication skills and team building capability.
 
Journalism- Teachers are much in possession with skills as data entry work, writing, editing, and accounting etc. Many growing business especially those in print media and online business needs effective and appealing content in order to increase sales. So, journalist and writer can be a smart alternative for teaching professionals.
 
Higher instruction- To utilize your career degree on a high level, you can prepare for career as a professor, lecture, head of department, dean, higher faculty or director etc. This in turn can expand your career by availing you with handsome salary options. 
 
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Nisha Thakur has 26 articles online

Nisha Thakur is an employment and career consultant helping fresh graduates and students with career management issues.

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This article was published on 2013/12/06