Career Path: Education
Education is a stable industry that will always need more workers. As the population increases, more teachers will be needed to instruct the growing student population. Primary school teachers instruct children on basic skills, such as simple mathematics,
letter recognition, reading comprehension and history. These skills are the foundation of every child's later educational endeavors. It is important that primary school teachers instill in their students a sense that education is fun and valuable so that they will be more likely to take learning seriously and commit to going to school every day. Secondary school teachers expand on the knowledge and skills students learned during their primary education. The courses become more in depth, delving into advanced mathematics such as geometry and calculus, and advanced reading comprehension such as historical literature and Shakespeare plays. Secondary school teachers are also responsible for preparing their students for higher education. Though not all students decide to pursue a college degree, going to university has become increasingly popular.
With more students entering higher education institutions, professors and university administrators will experience a boost in demand. Administrators work in all levels of education, ensuring that students' credits are being satisfactorily fulfilled and that campuses run smoothly. They also work with students to provide activities, making the educational experience a more enriching one. Those in a teaching position often have a great sense of job satisfaction. They take pride in educating students as well as acting as mentors.
There are opportunities in the education industry besides administrators or teachers. Interpreters and translators, for example, will increase in importance as globalization brings many languages and cultures together.