Transitioning from Teaching to Another Career - Tek Ladder

Alternative Careers for Teachers

Teachers have a lot on their plate from managing students to preparing lesson plans. It can be a rewarding field but doesn’t come without its fair share of stress. Those looking for a career change from teaching can consider the IT industry. Teachers are skilled at simplifying complex notions, helping others, and staying organized among other things. These qualities become especially useful when starting a tech career.

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What Other Jobs Can Teachers Do?

A teacher’s work is never done, something that those in the IT world can relate to. There are constantly new updates to technology waiting to be learned and plenty of people who could use the help with navigating them. Teachers make good candidates for IT roles because they are often great at picking up information while also breaking it down to help people understand.

Educators have a strong background in being adaptable, innovative, and confident because it goes into running a classroom and teaching students. Those who transition to IT jobs after teaching thrive because of this background. IT specialists need to be confident in their skills while also being innovative and adaptable when providing solutions.

A career in information technology can be in your future.

IT Support Specialist

IT Support Specialists play a core role by providing technical support to a company. Their responsibilities help a company run smoothly.

Computer Technician

Computer Technicians work on a company’s hardware and software. They focus on fixing problems and maintaining systems.

Technical Support Technician

Technical Support Specialists maintains the company’s system and provides their knowledge to provide technical computer support when needed.

Help Desk Technician

Help Desk Technicians are usually customer facing roles that are the first to handle any technical support needs that come through the system.

Desktop Support Technician

Desktop Support Technicians manage the workstation. This can include installing, diagnosing, repairing, or upgrading the computer, its devices, and its software.

Service Desk Analyst

Service Desk Analysts helps users from beginning to end from responding to the initial inquire to resolving the hardware or software issues the user is facing.

NOC Technician

NOC Technicians also known as Network Operations Center Technicians maintain the network’s infrastructure through troubleshooting, collecting data, and monitoring.

Transitioning From Teaching to Another Career

Training is critical for any professional job. It helps you build the skills needed to become efficient in your new role and gives you hands-on opportunities to learn about the field before starting. Teachers have undergone extensive training to get where they need to be. That is why they are amazing at multitasking, being creative, and effectively communicating. We don’t want you to throw your previous training out the window. In fact, we encourage you to use it as you build your next career. The IT world loves the traits and skills that teachers come with, and our program knows exactly how to supplement that to create an expert IT professional. Our training program prepares every Tek Ladder student for a lifelong IT career.

Online IT Training Program

2 months is all it takes to step into a new industry. Our curriculum is focused on networking, systems, and security to provide optimal IT network support. This is a strategic path towards certification that takes you from earning your first IT Service Badge to your first day at your dream job.

It only takes two months.

Because we only teach you the IT skills you need for a career in tech.

Train from anywhere.

Our program is completely virtual, so you can learn everything you need from your home.

You get job-skill training.

Train with hands-on activities that mimic what you'd see on the job.

We help get you hired.

We have a 93% completion rate and a vast network of hiring employers.

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