Alternative Career Titles:
Athletic Coach, Afterschool Program Counselor, Camp DirectorYouth Leader
(Scouts, etc.), Outdoor Education,Recreation Department Director/Assistant.
Department of Labor, Department of
Childcare Center Director/Assistant, Social Services Agency
Residential Child Care/ Foster Parent, Nanny/Childcare Provider
Officer-Youth Service, Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Court Judge, Court
Child Advocate, Child/Adult Protective Services, DARE (or other program)
Museum Docent/Educator, Children and Youth
Librarian, Library Science,
Historic Site Docent.
Private Studio Classes, Children’s Television/Radio, Children’s Book Author,
Photographer, Children’s Theater.
Children’s Stores – toy, clothing, books,
Children’s Book Publishing, Corporate Training, Children’s Restaurant
Principal, Superintendent, Curriculum Development, School Counselors, School
Psychologists, Other Administrators.
Pediatrician, Child Specialist – Nursing, PA, Occupational Therapist,
Physical Therapist, Child Dentist/Dental Assistant, Child
Psychologist/Psychiatrist, School Doctor or Nurse, Speech Language
Tour Group Leader, Religious
Instructor, Cruise Director.
What have SMC Education Majors Done?
Alternatives to Classroom Teaching:
Human Resources Coordinator,
Director of Volunteers (for a religious organization),
Financial Group Manager,
CT Program Supervisor (Building with Books, Inc.), Behavior Specialist,
Owner (Homemade Ice Cream Company),
Training Director (for a business),
Bank Vice President (State Street Bank),
Speech and Language Pathologist,
Literacy Coordinator (for a school district),
Retirement Plan Specialist,
Development Associate (public television in NYC),
Independent Sales Consultant, Press Box Staff
(Boston Red Sox), Outreach Coordinator (human
services), IT Trainer,Community
Liaison, New England (Johnson & Johnson),
Diabetes Educator, Loan
Transplant Social Worker,
Clinic Coordinator (New England Medical Center),
Youth Worker,Director of
Admissions (for a private school)Day Care
Director, Education Consultant (Hartford
Financial Service Group)
Port Director, U.S. Dept.
of Justice, Florist,
Infection Control Safety Coordinator,
Mental Health Social Worker,
Director of Theatre Arts Center,
Guidance Counselor, Health Coach Educator,
Marketing Coordinator, Foundation Associate (UMass),
Victim Witness Advocate,
Insurance Claims Coordinator,
What Employers Want:
Candidate Skills and Qualities
Each year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers
(NACE) asks employers to rate the importance of certain skills/qualities
when hiring possible job candidates. Each year, without fail, strong
communication skills come out on top. Here is a list of the top skills
employers look for in their job applicants:
Communication skills (verbal) Strong work ethic.
Teamwork skills (works well with others)
Communication skills (written)
Interpersonal skills (relates well with others)
Strategic planning skills
Sense of humor
Information from: NACE Research: Job Outlook 2011
These are all skills Education majors will have demonstrated during
the Student Teaching part of their degree.
Sample resumés for applying for positions other than
classroom teaching. Ella Edukator is ready for a classroom. Ella Etcetera
has reformatted the same information to apply for a Museum position.
Other things to do with your Education
for Education Majors
Please visit the
Career Development web site
for additional information.
To work one-on-one with a Career Counselor,
please visit the Career Development Office in the Klein Building or call us
at 802.654.2547 to make an appointment. Our services to you are free even
after you graduate.
What Do I Do If I Don’t
Want To Teach In A Traditional Classroom?
First, some Self Assessment Work:
Make an appointment with a Career Counselor at 802.654.2547 to take the
Indicator and FOCUS V2.
By creating a user
name and password, you can save all your work.
Scroll down to
the FOCUS 2 option and click on the link
Click on “if you need to create a new account”
as a new user with the access code smc05 (lower case, and zero-five at
a new user name and password, and use your SMC email
should be ready to go!
the Office of Career Development if
you have difficulty accessing
Michael's College Education-Related Web Sites
World Teach -
Teach for America
- eliminate inequity
CIEE for teaching abroad
The Japan Exchange and
Teaching (JET) Programme
AmeriCorps State and National This is the right program if you are
eager to gain new skills or to apply the ones you already have, and are
interested in helping others and making a difference in your community.
AmeriCorps VISTA This program is the right choice for an organizer, a
resource-builder, a self-starter who is:
patient enough to work on a project that might not show results
interested in helping a low-income community establish a new
program or enhance an existing one—and knowing it will continue long after
comfortable staying in one community for the entire year
AmeriCorps NCCC The best choice for you if you are seeking hands-on
work in one of the following areas:
providing disaster relief,
other active assignments,
interested in doing a variety of projects
looking to relocate and travel during your service term,
willing to live in a dorm,
excited about living and working with a close-knit team.
One year of service across the United States, as
well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa, and
2011 -Hardcopy in
the Career Library and also online at
a Master’s or Ph.D. program to fit your needs:
Saint Michael's College Masters’ programs
Education; Teacher Licensure; Certificate of Advanced Study; Endorsement for
English to speakers of other languages
while getting your Master’s degree:
ACE Program, University of Notre Dame
of Portland, OR’s PACE Pacific Alliance of Catholic Education
American Library Association: Careers in Librarianship and educational