Education is the study of how human beings teach, learn, and develop knowledge, values, skills, and character qualities.
Job Titles to Consider
Child Life Specialist
Customer Service Rep
Day Care Administrator
Employee Training Instructor
Financial Aid Counselor
Industrial / Institutional Buyer
Insurance Agent / Broker
Real Estate Broker
Social Work Technician
Student Affairs Administrator
Teacher - all areas
Vocational Training Instructor
Writer / Author
Can you prove you have the most important skills to hear “You’re Hired”?
Communication skills involve active listening, presentation as well as excellent writing capabilities. Can you explain technical concepts to partners, customers and coworkers in a way they will understand?
Computer and Technical Literacy
Today, most jobs require basic competency in computer software.
The ability to work in teams, relate to people and manage conflict is extremely important in the workplace. How have you done this in the past? What is your conflict management style?
Are you able to adapt to changes and manage multiple tasks? In today’s professional world, the ability to learn new technologies and adjust to changing surroundings is important.
Hiring managers seek employees that are skilled at assessing situations, are able to seek multiple perspectives and gather more in-depth information.
Project Management Skills
Organization, planning and effectively implementing projects are all important skills to an employer. Many companies are choosing not to hire project managers, and are expecting all employees to possess the skills necessary to carry out projects.
You need the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, and available resources to resolve issues in any field. Solving problems will save your organization time and money.
Strong Work Ethic
Can you take initiative? Are you reliable? Can you do the job right the first time? Managers don’t have the time watch your every move, so this is a skill that is expected from all employees.
Emotional Intelligence is not a skill that will be listed in a job description. However, it is a highly sought after skill that relates to social skills, social awareness and self-management abilities.
American Council on Education
American Federation of Teachers
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Education Association
US Department of Education
American College Personnel Association
Additional Sources of Information
Teacher Support Network
National Educators Employment Network
Student Affairs Job Search
Teaching Jobs in the U.S.
American School Directory
Peterson’s Education Center: K-12 Schools
Teacher Certification Requirements, State by State