As many of us slide further into your adult lives and roles, we may realize that we don’t feel quite as fulfilled as we hoped we’d be with our career decisions. Maybe the money is good or the benefits decent in our current jobs, but we’re still left with a hankering for something more. There is a hole in our lives that tells us something is missing, yet we aren’t sure exactly what it is.
For some, that hole is job or career fulfillment. It’s not that we necessarily haven’t been successful in our career paths, but the success we have found hasn’t been as rewarding as we had initially expected. We’ve reached the benchmarks, received the promotions and accolades, yet somehow we aren’t finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
That figurative pot of gold might come in the form of continuing your learning by way of degree work in the field of education. And though it might after first thought seem like education might only lead you to becoming a teacher, there are numerous ways you can branch out from or focus your education career.
You might decide to teach elementary school students, or maybe middle or high school is more your style. You could concentrate on special education or maybe select certain, more focused subject matter such as mathematics, science, reading, history, English, or a foreign language.
You may even decide that you’re more cut out for administrative duties, filling an assistant principal or principal position, or even moving into superintendant territory.
Rural environment or cityscape, big school or small, deciding to head back to school to focus on a career in education could fill a void in your life that fulfills not only your career aspirations but that helps grow, teach and develop our nation’s next generation. If you’ve been looking for a way to further your adult schooling, a degree or advanced degree in education could be the path that takes you there.