I have been a school counselor for the past 10 years and the demand is
definitely not what it used to be. With all the cuts in schools a
counselor is a cut that doesn't directly affect the classroom. I have
thoroughly enjoyed my past 10 years but when a classroom job came open
that I knew I would enjoy I asked for it and will be going back to the
classroom this next school year. Our district is facing huge cuts
again next year after 2 years already of deep cuts. Right now, the
safest place to be is a classroom teacher.
On 5/20/11, Matt from CT wrote:
> Miss Texas,
> While looking through so many posts all over this website it was so
> inspiring to read your response.
> I'll be changing careers at the ripe old age of 34 and going from
> higher education to School Counseling. Everyone keeps telling
> me "you'll find a job so easy because you're a man..." and that
> isn't what I want to hear. I realize the need for men in the field,
> but I am hoping that my ten years of experience working in higher
> education will help me get in the door over my gender.
> Back to your post though Miss Texas. I too have a "feel good"
> folder. Something I keep that is all sorts of letters of
> recommendations, notes from college students, commendations, etc.
> that whenever I am feeling down about what I do I look at. I'll
> probably pull some things from there to add to my portfolio.
> Thanks for the advice.
> Now back to looking for a paid internship for next year in Eastern,
> CT. Hello out there to anyone paying attention!
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