For the most part, teachers enjoy being able to work with young people in areas they may need guidance in. For some however, helping people is not a top priority when it comes to the teaching profession. Many jobs in society today do not offer the same types of benefits as ones in this area of work. Teachers for example, enjoy holiday vacations, weather delays or postponements and long summers in which they are paid for.
Because teaching can become very time consuming, teachers usually welcome these breaks to usually spend time with family, travel or enjoy hobbies that they may not have been able to do while working.
Paid time off is enough in itself to attract people towards a teaching occupation and regular salaries have been increasing in recent years as well.
Over the past thirty to thirty-five years teacher’s salaries have increased dramatically. It has been shown that the average school teacher, who works in the Northeast, will make anywhere between thirty-two and forty-five thousand dollars annually plus previously listed benefits.
It is also probable that these average salaries are only going to increase with time, thus attracting many more to the field of teaching. With increased salaries, personal gratification, and enjoyable benefits being a teacher’s main attractant.