A job in education can be extremely satisfying. Whether you choose to go into teaching or into education administration, the demand for qualified education professionals is on the rise and you're sure to find a career in this industry very rewarding.
Education is a crucial part of life. The type and amount of education that individuals receive has traditionally had a major influence on both their earnings and the types of jobs they are able to hold. Learning is important in upgrading one's skills and acquiring new knowledge, particularly in this age of rapid economic change and technological advances. The educational services industry includes a variety of institutions that offer career and technical instruction, early childhood development, academic education and other education and training to millions of students each year. Educators traditionally teach or manage the administration of a prescribed curriculum or training schedule to develop and promote students' social, intellectual, emotional or physical development.
Whether you're interested in working as a primary school teacher or a professor, a corporate trainer or a special ed instructor, you're sure to find a career in education extremely rewarding.
As a teacher you can expect to teach a prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials. You would need to develop your students' interests, abilities and skills by way of preparing, administering and marking lessons and tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress. If you are working in the administration side of things you will be more focussed on assisting teachers or in managing aspects of education, for example as a school principal or in administration support.