A degree in Education prepares you for many different careers
besides teaching. The dominant skill pattern of educators is their
capacity to learn and adapt to new situations. Educators are also
Research and analysis
Supervising and delegating
Administering and so on...
These skills can lend themselves to many different fields.
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities
available to Education majors, you must look at yourself and ask
yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills and accomplishments
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want to
lead? Examine your values...is money what you're after, job
security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these questions, you are not
alone. Make an appointment an advisors in the Career Center. We want to help
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and how
you want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Education and the appropriate skills
and/or experience can lead to positions in:
Training & development
Human resources /personnel
Publishing and technical writing
Computer programming or consulting
Experience in the field or an advanced degree could lead to
certain positions in Teaching, Administration Management ,
For information on graduate schools, consult Peterson's
Typical places of employment are:
Elementary and secondary schools
Colleges and universities
Accounting and business services
Hospitals and health care facilities
Real estate offices
Federal, state and local government