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    Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland
    Posted by TT on 1/06/09
    (11) Comments

    Health care is about the only thing where there is any hiring at all, and
    who can stand the hours and the working conditions?

    On 12/11/08, TT -- What area would suggest? NFM wrote:
    > On 12/11/08, TT wrote:
    >> In truth, why is anybody even bothering to go into teaching?
    >> Almost ALL of the states are hurting economically, districts are
    >> hurting and cutting back. As harsh as it sounds, try to find
    >> something else to do unless or until the economy bounces back.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On 12/06/08, TeachinTucson wrote:
    >>> What I was told by a recruiter in Beaverton is that there is a
    >>> glut of teachers in the entire Northwest. Unless you have
    >>> something (or someone) that really sets you apart from the pack,
    >>> or you are ready and willing to relocate, I would advise that
    >>> you choose a different profession. Many people substitute for
    >>> years and never get hired full-time.
    >>>
    >>> On 11/23/08, Brenda Parazoo wrote:
    >>>> I am nearly in the same boat as you. I'm accepted and ready
    >>>> to begin my MAT in January. I know people in the Central
    >>>> Oregon area who have not been able to get jobs at all. In
    >>>> fact, I know of an Education Assistant who is a certified
    >>>> teacher from California but never was able to land a job as a
    >>>> teacher here. We have at least 2 Universities graduating
    >>>> teachers every year here. The jobs aren't unlimited. I'm
    >>>> scared to have a $20,000+ loan to pay back, and then not be
    >>>> able to find a job to pay the loan off. I guess I would like
    >>>> some teachers from all over Oregon to answer the
    >>>> question... "Is it a bad time to get a teaching degree?"
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On 11/18/08, ~ a wrote:
    >>>>> Hello there, I am an undergraduate student at PSU, about
    >>>>> one year away from applying/entering PSU's Graduate School
    >>>>> of Education to receive my state certification for teaching
    >>>>> elementary ed. The posts I am reading here, and the hearsay
    >>>>> I have collected are painting a grim picture in terms of my
    >>>>> hopes to eventually land a teaching position in the
    >>>>> Portland area! I could consider working across the river in
    >>>>> Washington, I suppose, but moving out-of-state is not
    >>>>> really an option for me.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am wondering if anyone on this board has any input,
    >>>>> advice, or suggestions to this aspiring young teacher.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks! ~ a
    >>

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    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 11/18/08, by ~ a.
  • Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 11/23/08, by Brenda Parazoo.
  • Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 12/06/08, by TeachinTucson.
  • Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 12/11/08, by TT.
  • Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 12/11/08, by TT -- What area would suggest? NFM.
  • Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 1/06/09, by TT.
  • Re: Anxiety about job opportunities in Portland, 1/07/09, by Evelyn.
  • Re: There are no new teaching jobs in Oregon!, 1/15/09, by It's bad..
  • Re: Out of Luck?, 1/16/09, by JN.
  • Re: There are no new teaching jobs in Oregon!, 1/27/09, by Bonnie Jones.
  • Re: Out of Luck?, 3/17/10, by Pamela.