Personal Statement: A Career In Early Childhood Education

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Choosing a career as a junior, isn’t the easiest thing to do. Early Childhood Education is more complex than what most people think. Teaching elementary students is more than just babysitting children for 8 hours of the day. It’s a branch of education which relates to the teaching of young children. I chose this career because I’ve wanted to be a teacher since 4th grade. It is important to understand the education or training requirements,skills or talents needed, salary and benefits offered, and the duties for a particular career when making the decision to be a teacher. If I was to go to school to become an elementary school teacher I would work in a public school. Most of the work consists outside of the home, in the office and in the school. An elementary school teacher mostly works school hours, which is 7:30 - 4:00, on …show more content…
The daily routine consists of creating lesson plans, grading papers, and preparing students for standardized tests. They also work on teaching students to communicate with others and supervising outside the classroom. Teachers have to enforce class rules, but they have to come up with something new every day to make the students enjoy what they’re learning. As an elementary school teacher, the median annual average pay is $54,550 (“Summary”). The bad part is, at first you don’t start out making that much, the initial pay is $45,365. With a higher education or more experience, the price ranges from $45,365 to $65,686. High school and middle school teachers make around the same amount. If I was in it for the money, I definitely would have chosen a different career. The current job market for this career is is 1,517,400 job opportunities ("U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics"). In the past the number of jobs have been around 961,600. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. BLS) stated that elementary teaching jobs would grow 6% from