Careers In Education

Careers in education aren’t always in the classroom.  A bachelor or masters degree in education can lead to many different career options.  If you like working with students, but would like a change from the traditional classroom setting, you might look into working for a tutoring company like Sylvan Learning Centers. You could also start your own tutoring business and work with students in their homes or yours.

An education degree is an advantage for social workers and police officers. Classes in educational psychology in particular help you deal with situations and find solutions that you may encounter in these professions.  In the private sector, the communication skills you receive while earning your education degree enable you to work well with people clients, create cooperative work environments, and supervise employees.

In the business world, in-house training of employees is very popular. An education degree qualifies you to teach workshops, as well as manage an educational program inside an organization. Federal, state and local government training centers employ teachers as well.  Adult literacy and remedial education teachers are needed to instruct adults and youths in reading, writing, speaking English, and math.  Online educational institutions have grown in popularity. Teaching online courses is yet another non-traditional way you can use your education degree.

List of Education Careers

Here is a list of possible careers in education, compiled from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources:

  • Adult Literacy and Remedial Education Specialist
  • Athletic Coach
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Educational Researcher
  • Education Specialist for a museum or public facility
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Library technician
  • Library Assistant
  • Middle school teacher
  • Missionary Worker
  • Online instructor
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Principal
  • Resource Teacher
  • School Psychologist
  • Self-Enrichment Instructor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Tutor
  • Vocational Education Teacher

Higheredjobs.com is a great resource for current job openings in the education field.