Career path 1:Teacher
Career path: Plumber
To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Requirements for path
Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district, state
4-to 5-year apprenticeship program.
$40,709 - $46,445 50,180
Opportunities for advancement
Costs of this path
Total Costs: $1164 over three years.
At the low end, a Certificate in plumbing can be earned for less than $1,000 at online schools in self-study programs. At the high end, an Associate’s degree can cost over $20,000 in a full-time, 2-year program. Between these two extremes there is a wide range of possible program costs.
Benefits of this path
Teachers Have Serious Vacation Time.
Teachers Have Reasonable Hours
Can't Beat the Job Security as a Teacher
A Growing Field
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Gordon, J. (1990). “Can Business Save the Schools?” Training 27, 8: 19–27.
Hoffman, G.H. (1990). Federal Support For Education: Fiscal Years 1980 to 1989. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics.
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