If you chose your bachelors degree based on a passion for a particular subject but are now finding it hard to think of the right way to use it in your career, or are struggling to find a good job in your chosen field as a new graduate, a good option can be to continue in education and get a master’s degree.
One master’s degree that is appropriate for people with all kinds of bachelor’s degrees is a masters in education, which can teach you how to turn your existing skills into something you can teach to others.
Here are five reasons to consider this as your next move:
You Can Study Online If You Don’t Want to Go Back to College
Chances are your personal circumstances are different now than when you were 18, and you may not fancy living the college lifestyle once again. You may also want to avoid racking up (more) student debt.
Luckily, there are some great colleges that offer the masters in education online, so you can save money and study from home.
Teaching Is Always in Demand
There is always a need for teachers, unless people suddenly decide to stop having kids! In fact, in some areas of education and certain parts of the country there is a big skills gap when it comes to educators, so starting your career will be easier than in many other sectors or industries.
You Can Work Anywhere
As well as always being needed, teachers are also needed in every part of the country (and indeed the world). While for some jobs you may have to relocate to a major city, or be restricted if you want to relocate later in your working life, as a teacher you will always be able to find roles to apply for wherever you are.
Interesting Career Options
Another good part of being a teacher is there is a surprising amount you can do by way of specialism. Maybe you like the idea of working with children with special needs, or working at schools that are particularly innovative in terms of technology. Perhaps you like the idea of working your way up and one day being a school principal. There are lots of paths you can follow once you have started out.
A Rewarding Job
Finally, it has to be mentioned that few jobs have as big an impact on the lives of many, many people as teaching. Good teachers are something we tend to remember fondly forever, who can inspire us to take an interest in a subject or motivate us to believe in ourselves. If you want a career that is rewarding in terms of more than just money, then look no further.
Teaching isn’t always easy, but it is a good career move for a lot of people in terms of being both practical and satisfying – why not study for you masters in education and start on the road to your own teaching life?