During high school, many people are asked to decide what they want to be when they grow up. I went through many options before deciding that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I thought I could be successful in this career path and was very excited to begin my new adventure. Some people I knew thought otherwise. In general, I was told that I was wasting my time at college by trying to receive a degree in education.
At the end of my junior year of high school, every student was supposed to meet with our school’s guidance counselor to talk about our future plans. During my meeting with the guidance counselor, I was shocked to hear her belittle my plans. She told me “if you don’t get a degree in a S.T.E.M program you will end up with no job and a load of college debt.” Maybe it was just because I was still a naïve high school student, but I always thought that by becoming a teacher I was part of every program since I taught students the basics needed to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I am not sure what my guidance counselor was trying to accomplish during that meeting, but as I left her office, I was only more determined to become a teacher.
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Despite his negative opinion, my teacher was partly right, a teacher’s salary alone is not the easiest to live off of, but I have already planned that out. The first step would be to get married and have two salaries before trying to support a family. The other step is to work two jobs. Now most people would rather not work two jobs, but most teachers do not work during the summer and that is part of the reason their salaries are not the best. So I plan to be a teacher during the school year and since I already have enough experience in the food service industry I can obtain another job during the summer