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Hello there!
A teacher friend asked me to post because she was too burned out to create a profile. In any case, after teaching for 8 years she is thinking of leaving teaching for good. She is wondering what she can do with her teaching degree. She does know that she does not want to deal with education at all (school admin, school counselor and such). She heard of corporate trainer jobs, but how are these relatable to teaching? Any thoughts/advice?

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Old 09-04-2019, 05:20 PM
 
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I know a former teacher who does sales for a textbook publishing company. She loves her job.
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Definitely corporate training--that is just teaching. Organizing a lesson, presenting it clearly. Just what she has been doing, but for adults.

Other teaching could be crafts, exercise, sewing, gardening. Whatever she is knowledgeable about.

All those teaching and communication skills will be useful. Girl Scout or Boy Scout professional staff. Text book publishing or sales.

My husband took the skills he acquired in teaching (such as organizing, communicating, record keeping, time management, meeting deadlines, supervising) and turned them into a career with a big insurance company, first supervising claims processors, and later in budgets and analysis.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:02 PM
 
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One of my coworkers just resigned for a corporate training job.
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Many years ago the teacher next door quit. She was tired and upset with the system. She did not want to go into admin, speech, etc. She went into selling textbooks, showing how lessons can be adapted to all students, displaying the resources and doing lots of traveling.
Another teacher started flipping houses with her hubby and eventually got her real estate license. She used her knowledge of the schools in the area to sell houses.


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Old 09-04-2019, 07:19 PM
 
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One of my friends just left teaching & started a new job writing ELA test questions for standardized tests for K-12 across the country
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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are in here, some do relate to non-classroom education jobs, but not all.
https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

I also suggest sales rep for a drug company, calling on doctors to inform (teach) about medications.

Human Resources can be a good fit for teacher skills and training.

Look at state and federal jobs that include titles such as education, training, guide, museum, parks, etc.

There have been several threads in years past with suggestions, but I couldn't locate them with the key words I remembered. Do some on line searches for all the key words you and your friend can imagine.

Once I read an article about former teachers writing articles for companies sending out newsletters to include general information along with info on their own products.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:38 AM
 
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What else to do with a teaching degree is the million-dollar question that there have been past threads about from time to time.

I wish I knew too!
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How did your friend get a job writing test questions? Thatís something I would be very interested in doing. I wrote all of our grade level test questions using the question stems on our state assessment. I need a job and I would appreciate any information. Thank you.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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Look under the Careers tab on the American Institutes for Research website.
The second drop down search has Education as an option.
If you click that and then search, a bunch of stuff will come up, like test developer and content writer and whatnot.

I'm guessing she found it through a job search site


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Thank you for the information. Time to do some research.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:56 AM
 
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For more information about corporate training, have your friend check out the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development).
https://www.td.org/
After receiving a layoff notice a number of years ago when I was a regular teacher, I joined. I never did anything with them because the layoff was rescinded, but the ATD seemed to be the place to go for those interested in corporate training.
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