Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
Have you *ever* heard of someone dropping out of the teaching profession because they couldn't land a job? They drop out because they decide they don't like it, but not because positions aren't available.
You know, I'm on your side in this discussion, but this is utter bullsh*t. I know plenty of people who went to school to be teachers and ended up taking other careers because there weren't any teaching jobs available. They didn't "drop" out of the job, they never got one so took another path.
Couldn't land a job, or couldn't get one where they wanted? They're usually desperate for more teachers in the schools in the less nice parts of town, but most new teachers don't want to work in those schools (but don't have enough seniority to avoid them) so they either buckle up, or they go do something else. I'm not discounting the possibility that you live in an area with a shrinking number of kids attending school and thus a shrinking rather than growing demand for school teachers, but usually it's the exact opposite.
Certainly, teaching is a far more stable profession demand-wise than pretty much any thing else you might do, right? Edited, Sep 23rd 2011 5:02pm by gbaji