My Career As A Teacher

979 WordsDec 6, 20174 Pages
Since I was a little girl, I have been vehemently drawn towards a career as a teacher. As we get older, we tend to change our career aspirations from what we dreamed of as a child. For me, the career of choice and indeed my passion continues to be teaching. I have always enjoyed being around children and especially younger ones. Combining my passion for teaching and enjoyment of the company of younger children leads me to the belief that I should be an elementary school teacher. “An elementary school teacher is a person trained to educate children from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. They are responsible for the educational and emotional growth of children in a classroom setting, as well as managing the materials and resources used for…show more content…
Although an elementary teacher makes a diminutive salary compared to a professor, I think working with younger kids suits me better. The number of jobs currently for elementary teachers is approximately 1,565,300, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“Summary”). The prediction for the future of this job is 7%, which is about average (“Summary”). “According to the finance website, teachers in Alaska and New York are paid each year on average $77,843 and $76,953, respectively. By contrast, the averages in Mississippi and Oklahoma are $42,043 and $42,647, respectively.” (“Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)?”). The personality traits for an elementary teacher are that you are empathetic, creative, and dedicated to the job. The character traits that could be useful for this specific career could be that you are caring, gentle, and trustworthy. I also think having younger siblings or babysitting could help you to prepare for this career in particular. I would much rather be a benign teacher, rather than an austere teacher. Identify and Describe Education Requirements for Career The college that I find most “eye-catching” is the University of Oklahoma (OU). OU is located in Norman, Oklahoma and is also known as the home of the Sooners. It costs around $26,665.50 per year to attend OU, as stated by The University of Oklahoma (“The University of Oklahoma”). “At the University of Oklahoma, 46 percent of

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