Is Teaching Right for You?

It will positively change your life and many others

Ask any teacher, and they’ll tell you that teaching is the toughest profession in the world — but they wouldn’t trade it for anything. Here are a few of the top benefits of the teaching profession. If you can see yourself in any of these statements, teaching may be the right profession for you.

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Benefit 1: Have an impact on communities now and in the future

Teachers have the unique opportunity to help shape the lives of the next generation of leaders and community members. Beyond ensuring the mastery of academic skills, teachers play a pivotal role in the social-emotional development of students.

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Benefit 2: Love your job & live with a deep sense of purpose

Being a teacher is so much more than a job. It’s a calling. It’s a mission. It’s life-altering for the students and for the teacher. It may be the hardest job you’ll ever love because nothing is more satisfying than knowing you’re changing a young person’s life for the better.

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Benefit 3: Experience personal growth & be a student for life

Educators possess an inherent thirst for knowledge and learning. Being in an environment of expected learning fuels the fires for personal growth. Whether it’s building content knowledge or learning more about the art of teaching, being a teacher keeps the mind engaged as you continually learn throughout your career.

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Benefit 4: You’ll prove that one person can make a difference

As a teacher, you’ll have the unique opportunity every day to help an entire community of learners build the confidence and a sense of self they need to go out into the world and make a difference. Your actions will ripple through society for years to come when that student, in turn, makes a difference in the lives of others.

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Benefit 5: Be a trailblazer & motivate other teachers by your example

Some people aren’t satisfied with the status quo. They make things happen. The teaching profession provides an opportunity for you to innovate in the classroom and inspire others to do the same. You can impact an ever-expanding circle of students and fellow teachers by finding new and better ways to educate.

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Benefit 6: Experience the joy of encouraging children to think bigger

Very little in this world is more gratifying than experiencing that moment when a student is able to grasp a concept, master a skill, or pass along newfound knowledge to another because of you. The teaching profession offers these life-changing moments every day.

See why teachers love teaching

We’ve interviewed teachers around the state, and at different points in their careers, so they can share why they love being in the classroom.