Goodbye Teaching - ProTeacher Community


Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Career Decisions

Goodbye Teaching

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
MBarrow10
 
 
Guest

MBarrow10
 
 
Guest
Goodbye Teaching
Old 11-01-2016, 09:07 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I've been thinking this for a while. I'm truly unhappy in the teaching world and ready to say "see ya!". I can't take the stress anymore...the constant observations, heavy workloads, weekends that aren't really weekends but lesson planning time. I miss my family and I miss time spent on hobbies and the things I truly love.

I'd love to become a librarian. I don't mind a paycut. I love books and I love talking to others, and believe I would be very happy as a children's librarian at a local library. Has anyone ever done this before or know of anyone who has? I've noticed many libraries are now only accepting applicants with master's degrees in library sciences. Unfortunately, I don't have the money to go back to school for another degree right now (or probably ever thanks to student debt).

Or any other suggestions on career changes that wouldn't require obtaining a new degree?


  Reply With Quote

basketball777 basketball777 is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,616
Senior Member

basketball777
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,616
Senior Member

Old 11-04-2016, 09:12 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Oh my god I could've written your post! My exact feelings to a T!

I've thought of HR, school librarian, dispatching etc...sorry I'm not much help:/
basketball777 is offline   Reply With Quote
nstafins nstafins is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 60
Junior Member

nstafins
 
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 60
Junior Member

Old 11-07-2016, 05:00 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

Yes! I've tried thinking of everything! HR was something that also crossed my mind, but most of the jobs I've looked at are asking for a specific degree or relevant experience. And I've been consistently checking all the libraries in my area but none are ever hiring for the position I want. I recently got hired as a "homework mentor" at a local branch so I'm wondering if that could be a foot in the door.

Ugh, I'm just ready to be done. The idea of trying to get through the next 7 months is torturous to me.

I never considered dispatching. That might be interesting! I'll have to look into that.
nstafins is offline   Reply With Quote
KC8RZI KC8RZI is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 12
New Member

KC8RZI
 
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 12
New Member

Old 11-13-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

I'm in the same boat. I work in such a toxic school, I can't tell if it's teaching I can't stand or the place. Library Science sounds like something enjoyable. I have no clue what other opportunities there are for teachers who won't teach, but I'm looking, too.
KC8RZI is offline   Reply With Quote
BritishPanda's Avatar
BritishPanda BritishPanda is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 118
Full Member

BritishPanda
 
BritishPanda's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 118
Full Member

Old 11-21-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

My fiancee is actually a librarian. He went to school for middle school education, but during student teaching he realized teaching wasn't for him so he quit student teaching. He got a job as a part time position at a local library his mom works at and now he's a full time position at the library. He doesn't have a masters in library sciences, but he's working on getting his right now. He told me that most libraries want people with master's degrees in library science for librarians. However, he got hired as a part time associate I position which he makes bulletin boards, does story time, answers questions, plan programs for the library, and more. This might differ depending on where you live, but you can look for associate I positions in your area. My fiancee is going back to school because he wants to be a librarian and get better pay. However he likes his position he's at now and enjoys his job.

If you are serious about changing careers without going to school, I recommend looking at tech. I made the switch from teaching to tech and I am very happy. Tech doesn't concentrate on degrees since everything is constantly changing plus most developers are self-taught or have no college degree whatsoever. There are tons of sites, resources, and communities for developers out there. If you are interested in going the tech route, let me know and I can help you.


BritishPanda is offline   Reply With Quote
NeedToVent NeedToVent is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 11
New Member

NeedToVent
 
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 11
New Member
i feel ya
Old 11-21-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I am in the same boat, but I have idea what kind of career I would do that I could still enjoy some. I hate having to grade so many nights and weekends. Especially when my kids do not care enough to even try
NeedToVent is offline   Reply With Quote
MBarrow10
 
 
Guest

MBarrow10
 
 
Guest

Old 11-29-2016, 05:54 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

@BritishPanda

You're the second or third person who has recommended switching to tech. I'm definitely interested in learning more. What kind of tech work do you do and how did you get into it??
  Reply With Quote
BritishPanda's Avatar
BritishPanda BritishPanda is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 118
Full Member

BritishPanda
 
BritishPanda's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 118
Full Member

Old 11-30-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

@MBarrow10 I do lots of work on the front-end side of web development. I create designs for websites and make sure they translate on the web.

I discovered tech last year when I was looking for jobs. I wrote my first lines of code and just fell in love with coding. I discovered that was my calling and started learning how to code. A year and a half later, I have built lots of projects, met tons of developers, and most importantly found a career I'm 100% happy with. I have even met former teachers along the way who have become important people in the tech world. One of my inspirations is Jeremy Schifeling. He was a kindergarten teacher who made the switch from teaching to tech and has worked at Apple and Amazon.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to ask me more questions and I can help you out.
BritishPanda is offline   Reply With Quote
mariabyrnes mariabyrnes is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
New Member

mariabyrnes
 
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
New Member

Old 12-30-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

Hi, I'm new to this site. The reason I joined is my interest of going back to school, EIP to be specific since I already have a bachelor's degree outside education field. I am also thinking of becoming a librarian/school media specialist but not quite sure if there's job out there for this field as much as regular teaching job. And then I came across your post about being a tech/web developer. You got my attention! Do you mind sharing how to get into this job? Thank you.
mariabyrnes is offline   Reply With Quote
BritishPanda's Avatar
BritishPanda BritishPanda is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 118
Full Member

BritishPanda
 
BritishPanda's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 118
Full Member
Sending a PM
Old 01-02-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

Hi mariabyrnes. I'm sending you a PM right now to answer your question.


BritishPanda is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Career Decisions
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:05 PM.

Copyright © 2017 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net