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Quit teaching to Join the Military? - As an Officer
Old 11-19-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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Hello all!
To put it simply, I have worked in education for 8 years in order to become a teacher. I've taught full time 4 years. However I am experiencing extreme teacher burn out & boredom, due to many factors i'm sure we all understand.
The pay and respect given are not great. In my research I've determined that the military, while risky, has excellent benefits for life, for myself and my husband. (I am a 26+ year old female).

As a holder of a bachelors degree I would qualify to get commissioned as an Officer- a person who manages the enlisted.

What i'm asking is:
Should I quit teaching all together? Or become a professor later in life?
What have you done to improve the workplace?
Are any of you ex/former military or a military spouse?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you~


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Have you looked into what you would want to do in the military? It isn't an easy life for either the officer or the spouse. Are you looking at any of the services in particular? Different services have different types of jobs and different things that make them unique.

My dh and I were both Army officers. I would do it again and my dh wouldn't. He was active duty while our kids were young. That was tough. Having a spouse who travels a lot while kids are you is a tough job. Being away from family without that support is tough. The military community is fabulous, but every move is an adjustment.

If you are burning out after 4 years it might be time for a change. At 4 years, I finally felt like I knew what I was doing (and then had to change grade levels and start all over again.) Teaching is hard work!
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Hi Azula. Iím former military that became a teacher. Happy to chat w you
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Thanks for your response!
My husband is an ex: military kid so he doesn't mind moving, and we don't have children yet so it'll be a bit easier. I am looking through Officer jobs now, am looking into language based things like translator- a high ASVAB & DLAB score is required though.

What was your experience like?
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Hey! Sorry for the late response,
What was your military job & how did you decide to join teaching?

I still love teaching the students and seeing their progress, and seeing them flourish with my help. But the profession itself is in rough shape.

I'm still thinking out my options & have resumes sent out to other schools districts too!

I just feel like i'd like to try and get an Officer position, it would be an honor to contribute to something greater than myself. I'd be proud I made it!

So those are the two sides of the coin for me right now


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