If you’re a transitioning teacher trying to find a job outside the classroom, knowing where and how to look can be confusing and overwhelming. Not to mention that job postings on the most popular job seeking sites can be flooded with applicants with those looking to leave education. We’re here to lessen the burden to […]

With over 100 episodes of the Teacher Career Coach Podcast, we know you may be struggling to find which episodes to start ASAP! We’ve created this page to share some of our most popular podcast episodes for different stages and career paths.  Each of the podcast titles below link to the individual page and transcript […]

Are you a transitioning teacher looking for an edtech career? If so, you’re in luck! Jeff Patterson, the CEO of Gaggle, hosts virtual Edtech Career Fairs. These are fantastic opportunities to explore edtech career opportunities, meet recruiters, and potentially land your dream job. Our team has participated in these fairs in the past by hosting […]

Often one of the most difficult steps once you decide to leave the classroom is figuring out what career you want to pursue. This is a tough decision. There are so many different directions and you’ve only ever thought of yourself as a teacher. We totally get it!  As you plan to leave the classroom, […]

So many teachers struggle with the decision to change careers. This is especially true for those who are also parents. When you have your own kids at home, the potential schedule changes that come with a career transition can cause hesitation to leave the classroom. With teaching, you are able to enjoy summers off with […]

Early Childhood Jobs for Teachers in Transition

There are early childhood jobs outside the classroom setting where educators can use their skills and foster their passion for kids.

Top jobs for education administrators looking to make a career pivot

In addition to teachers leaving the classroom, there are also principals, vice principals, instructional coaches, and other education administrators interested in a new career path. Since they were likely classroom teachers at one point, our career transition resources also apply to administrators. These education professionals can apply for the same types of roles we recommend […]

Alternative jobs for special education teachers

If you are a special education teacher thinking about leaving a school setting, you may be asking yourself, “What are some alternative jobs for special education teachers?” Jobs For Special Education Teachers: Where To Look Our team receives messages daily asking about alternative jobs for special education teachers. Do the jobs we recommend for general […]

Top presentation careers for transitioning teachers

If you are a teacher considering a change, think about your favorite parts of classroom teaching. Working with kids? Presenting to an audience? Creating learning resources? This will help you determine what new career path you want to pursue. Some teachers truly love presenting in front of a group and educating people. For those teachers who […]

15+ Jobs Outside Education for Transitioning Teachers

While many former teachers seek an educated-related role, there are also jobs outside education that former teachers can excel at. 

Tech Jobs for Teachers

If you are a teacher who loves technology and are looking for a new path, here are the top 5 tech jobs for teachers. 

Teacher Resume Writer

If you’re struggling to write your teacher transition resume, you may want to hire a writer to help. In this article, we will discuss how to get the most out of your resume writing process as well as share a few related resources for writing your own resume or hiring help.

Adjusting to Corporate Life After a Transition from Teaching 

Transitioning from classroom to corporate life is an adjustment. It will take time, and a mindset shift, to feel comfortable in a new role.

Top 10 In-person and remote higher education jobs for teachers

Top 10 in-person and remote higher education jobs for teachers looking for a new career outside the primary or secondary classroom.

Teacher Resume Experience: 7 Easy Ways to Build Your Skills While Still in the Classroom

In this post, I’m going to outline seven ways to build your teacher resume experience while you are still in the classroom. It is incredibly important to quantify your resume and really show how your skills and experience apply to your chosen career path. This might mean focusing on building new skills or amplifying experience […]

Education & EdTech Jobs: Top 10 Places to Find Jobs!

Whether you’re just beginning your job search or are frustrated with your lack of options, here we are going to discuss a variety of online resources that you can use to find Education and EdTech jobs. Get ready to do a deep-dive into a variety of roles related to your career path!

Careers After Teaching: Top career moves for teachers with less than 5 years of experience

Younger teachers have the skills to land careers after teaching. We break down the roles to look for and how to translate your skills.

Career Portfolio Tips for Teachers

Do you need a career portfolio? Read on to find out if and when you need one plus tips for getting started creating your own.

Career moves for experienced teachers

Among the thousands of teachers in the Teacher Career Coach audience, there are quite a few experienced teachers with over 15 years’ experience in education asking for advice on making a career pivot late in the game. We have seen multiple success stories from teachers with over 20+ years of experience who have successfully transitioned from classroom […]

What can a school counselor do? Alternative career options for school counselors and school social workers

Read about alternative job ideas for school counselors and social workers interested in transitioning from a school setting.

Alternative Jobs for Teachers: Top Jobs for Art Music and PE teachers

If you are a specialty teacher thinking about leaving the classroom, you may be asking yourself, “What are some alternative jobs for teachers with my subject matter expertise?” If you need help leaving the classroom, check out the Teacher Career Coach Course. This step-by-step guide has helped thousands with a transition from teaching. Save time and get […]

writing jobs for teachers

The top five writing jobs for teachers – we break down the most common options for a complete career pivot and the best side hustles here.

Upskill and Reskill for your career transition

Upskill and reskill are buzzwords you may hear often if you are thinking of changing careers. These terms most frequently refer to taking courses to build skills that are very specific to the role you want. Skills that you can use on your resume and also in practice. Training and certification courses can help your […]

jobs with summers off

Are you a teacher looking for other jobs with summers off? If you’re considering leaving teaching but afraid of losing that months-long summer vacation, you’re not alone. Many teachers consider having the summers off as one of the greatest perks of the job. It’s a time to recover from the school year and enjoy life. […]

Teacher Networking: 5 Tips for Your Career Transition

Teachers, if you’re considering a career transition, these 5 networking tips will help you get started with networking TODAY.

what can i do with a teaching degree... other than teach?

What can I do with a teaching degree? 3 actionable steps to take for your career transition – that DON’T include another degree.

Second careers for teachers

Benefits of working with a education recruitment agencies, a little behind-the-scenes of how this works, and what a recruiter can do for you.

Are there alternative careers for teachers in 2021? Is it a good time to change jobs? If you're worried about how the current uncertainty in the world affects hiring and employment, read on. Your transition from the classroom does not have to wait, but you will need an action plan for a clear path forward.

Are you a teacher ready to advocate for change?  I’m sure we can all agree public education is in desperate need of change, which means there’s a huge need for teachers advocating to support education. However, I know teachers are already burdened by unrealistic expectations and never-ending to-do lists. So, if you desire to be […]

part time jobs for teachers

I know; teachers already have a lot of responsibility with their full-time job. Yet, teachers are more likely to add a part-time job to their plate than the average full-time employee. Some teachers look toward part-time jobs for a little side cash. Others use them as a way to do more of something they’re truly […]

teacher resignation letter to principal

Writing a teacher resignation letter to a principle isn’t always fun, but it’s a necessary step as you prepare to leave the classroom. Whether you’re breaking your teacher contract or leaving at the year’s end, you’ll need to submit an official letter of resignation. In many careers, giving your two-week notice is standard practice when […]

Some teachers are torn between their desire to leave the classroom and their passion for education. Sound like you? Luckily, there are several non-teaching jobs in the industry. (And I’m not talking about traditional admin roles either.) I’m talking about the variety of non-teaching roles within education companies that impact students and help other teachers.  […]

Instructional Designer Resume

Are you a tech-savvy teacher who loves creating engaging lesson plans and enjoys researching effective learning methods? If so, Instructional Design could be the perfect career transition. In that case, you’ll want to start building your Instructional Design resume ASAP. The best part? You can set yourself up for success in a new career from […]

Summer Jobs for Teachers

Summer jobs are an excellent opportunity for teachers to explore new passions, gain new skills, and make extra cash. It’s also a great opportunity to test the waters of other potential career paths. So, if you’re wrapping up this year feeling the effects of burnout or itching for a change, it’s okay. It’s not uncommon […]

Second careers for teachers

On an average day, the team at Teacher Career Coach receives hundreds of DMs and emails from teachers who want to change careers. In order to best support as many teachers as possible, we’ve created an extensive list of the best resources we’ve created to help you take the first steps outside the classroom and […]

Are you thinking about quitting teaching mid-year? If breaking your teaching contract is on your mind, you’re not alone. In some districts, upwards of twenty-five percent of teacher turnover comes from teachers quitting their jobs mid-year. This is a very common concern. If you need help leaving the classroom, check out the Teacher Career Coach Course. This step-by-step […]

Teachers, especially stressed-out teachers, need self-care more than ever. In addition to unlimited mental health days, we at Teacher Career Coach believe that teachers should be showered with self-care gifts. We all know the saying, you can’t pour from an empty cup. When teachers are able to take care of themselves, they burn out less […]

I hate teaching! We hear you. What's the next step? Read on for a few reasons why teachers are so hesitant to leave the classroom, and take the first steps into a career that's a better fit for you.

I hate teaching! We hear you. What’s the next step? Read on for a few reasons why teachers are so hesitant to leave the classroom, and take the first steps into a career that’s a better fit for you.

I’ve created this blog to help you understand how other careers’ pay will compare to your average teacher salary. Please note, this is just a general guide. Your Starting Average Teacher Salary If you have been in the workforce for more than five years, then you should not expect to take an entry-level job or […]

Distance learning has been rolled out throughout the country. Schools are asking teachers to use more technology than ever. The response from teachers has been mixed, to say the least. If learning the new technology has you stressed and overwhelmed, this post may not be for you. I suggest you snuggle up with a good […]

Are there alternative careers for teachers in 2022? Is it a good time to change jobs? If you’re worried about how the current uncertainty in the world affects hiring and employment, read on. Your transition from the classroom does not have to wait, but you will need an action plan for a clear path forward. […]

Teachers have always been the most creative, resourceful, and hard-working people I know. As a former teacher, I embrace lifelong learning and continually teach myself new skills through online courses, videos, or books. While some of my skills are solely hobbies (example: my vegan cooking), many hobbies I can utilize on my resume or create […]

More and more teachers are working from home. Whether you have left for a new remote position, building up your side hustle, or have been asked to begin remote working, working from home can be a challenging adjustment. It sounds SO AMAZING, but it was a huge shift for me after I left teaching. Because […]

When creating an online business or becoming an entrepreneur, the first step you’ll want to take is finding your niche. This should happen before you create your resources (and will help you shape the resources that you plan to make). Have you ever heard the expression “the riches are in the niches?” The top strategy […]

Stress management for teachers: five ideas you can put into place today to alleviate burnout. Are you feeling stressed, overworked, and overwhelmed? Is work stress creeping into every other part of your life? Or maybe it has taken over completely. Read on for strategies that you can implement today. If you need help leaving the […]

importance of networking in education

If you are looking to transition from your current teaching position, read about the importance of networking in education in order to land a new position. If you need help leaving the classroom, check out the Teacher Career Coach Course. This step-by-step guide has helped thousands with a transition from teaching. Save time and get support with […]

Teacher Interview Clothes You’ve created your teacher transition resume and identified the many career changes for teachers. Now what do you wear when you get called into the interview? Many of The Teacher Career Coach members have asked for suggestions on interview attire, so I put together a short list of some examples. My favorite […]

What exactly is a teacherpreneur and what can they do? Here are a few definitions and top career moves for teachers turned entrepreneurs! What is a Teacherpreneur? It takes a special person to be a teacher. We are passionate about education and care about shaping the young minds of the future. But what if teaching […]

When I started selling on Teachers Pay Teachers in my online store, I had no idea how much it would change my life. The passive income I receive from my online store continues to amaze me, even though I am not actively working on it. In addition to the money, it showcases my abilities and […]

Instructional Designer Jobs For Teachers Instructional designers create learning materials for a variety of demographics, with the most common being higher education or corporate. ID is an increasingly in-demand profession, especially with the e-learning market estimated to grow to $325 Billion by 2025. Instructional designers come into the field from a significant career change. This […]

Why Should You Create A Digital Course? I never thought I would create a digital course, but after some motivation I decided to try it out. The time is right for digital courses because E-learning is climbing to a $325 billion industry by 2025. I created my digital course to help teachers transition out of […]

teacher career change resume (3)

If you want to land that new job, you’ll have to work hard on your teacher career change resume. Remember, your teacher transition resume is your first impression. It’s all about showcasing those transferrable skills and highlighting why you’re the best fit for getting the job done. If you need help leaving the classroom, check […]

Five fantastic business ideas for teachers. Whether you’re working on that side hustle or hoping to flip it into your new full time gig, these small business ideas will kickstart your motivation, build confidence, and supplement your income while you’re teaching.

I hate teaching! We hear you. What's the next step? Read on for a few reasons why teachers are so hesitant to leave the classroom, and take the first steps into a career that's a better fit for you.

Impostor Syndrome In The Workplace Impostor syndrome in the workplace s a common feeling among many of us. This feeling is especially normal in transitioning teachers who feel devalued after leaving a toxic work environment and disrespected by society. Former teachers in tech roles can feel out of their element or overwhelmed, and corporate life […]

Too Much Teacher Stress Leads to a Mess Being a teacher is tough. With toxic school cultures, lack of support, low pay and overwhelming workloads, it’s no wonder nearly half of all teachers leave the job within the first five years. Many report work stressors as their primary reason for ditching class. According to a […]

A second career for teachers is a great way to fluff up your resume experience, as well as branch out into different career paths. In this post, we’re talking about the top ten remote jobs for teachers looking to turn a side hustle into a career. If you need help leaving the classroom, check out […]

Educational Consultant Jobs: Transitioning Out of the Classroom

Educational Consultant Jobs: Transitioning Out of the Classroom

Are you thinking of leaving teaching? Not sure if teaching is still what you should be doing? Here we discuss 9 signs that leaving teaching is the right choice for you. If you need help leaving the classroom, check out the Teacher Career Coach Course. This step-by-step guide has helped thousands with a transition from teaching. Save […]

Teacher guilt is something that impacts many teachers throughout their career. Teacher guilt can hit you when you want to spend the weekend with your family rather than grading papers. And it hits especially hard when you consider leaving. Teaching can be such a fulfilling career. The feeling that teachers get when a student finally […]

It’s time. You are starting to ask hard questions about transitioning out of the classroom and out of a school. However, you want to stay involved in education. Many teachers feel there aren’t many options for using the full repertoire of their experiences and education. However, there are many state position jobs for former teachers, […]

Working from home as a teacher, remote jobs

Are you considering working from home as a teacher? Read on to find the top four remote jobs for teachers. Plus, get an idea about salaries and job requirements to find out what will be the best fit for you. This is just one thing about being a teacher that isn’t pretty or glamourous. We […]

The good news is there is life after teaching. There’s actually a lot of possibility and opportunity outside of the classroom. It may be scary to consider change, but leaving the classroom was the best thing that I could have done.  If you need help leaving the classroom, check out the Teacher Career Coach Course. This step-by-step […]

Real talk, teacher self-care is non-negotiable. With a growing percentage of teachers reporting feeling burned out, underappreciated, and overwhelmed, teacher self-care is more important now than ever. In fact, stress continues to be a top reason why teachers quit  and leave the classroom altogether.  Teacher Self-Care is Not Selfish Of course there are many reasons […]

What else can you do with a teaching degree? Honestly, I NEVER wanted to be a teacher.  I didn’t play “school” growing up or fantasize about standing in front of a classroom of students.  In fact, it was a career choice I put in the “absolutely not” column of my possible jobs when deciding in […]

Teaching is a position with a lot of pressure and can be both mentally and emotionally draining. This is my story of why I want to quit teaching. I do not have the traditional teacher story, I never wanted to be a teacher growing up. In fact, I fought the calling for a long time. […]

The ability to earn extra income for teachers might be crucial for you to survive (or help cushion you as you get out of teaching). According to Salary.com, the average public school teacher in California makes $56,000. The EPI found that teachers earn 19% less than similarly skilled and educated professionals. If you LOVE teaching, […]

If you’re a teacher who has decided to leave the classroom, this post will help you plan out your career transition timeline. We’ll cover the pieces to your career transition that take an extended period of time and what you can get started on right away to begin your job search. If you need help […]

Are you considering quitting teaching? If so, you’re not alone. After the global pandemic a few years ago, 1 in 4 teachers are considering a new career. But even before the pandemic, teachers quit for many reasons. More than 44% of teachers leave within the first five years in the profession. (That’s almost half of […]

When I was looking to leave the classroom, I constantly found myself searching phrases like “what other jobs can teachers do?” or “careers that hire teachers.” For this article, I interviewed 5 different former teachers to learn about their new positions. Former Teacher Interview #1 Like many educators, I left teaching because of the toll […]

You’ve found yourself locked into a contract and actually surviving teaching for the rest of the year looks bleak. Maybe you’re suffering from teacher burnout or the stress is affecting your health. The time to manage the overwhelm is now. This article discusses five tools that can improve your year and help you decide on […]

When communicating with teachers regarding their transition out of the classroom, the most urgent question I receive is for guidance about what transferable skills teachers have. When teachers feel it’s time to go, the first thing they need is help translating their skills into corporate lingo. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry. You […]

Transferable skills teachers have

Jobs for former teachers: Find the right position for you and nail that interview with Teacher Career Coach!