An educational consultant is a consultant who is independent and helps the students, parents as well as organizations with proper educational planning. Educators and teachers are able to transition with relative ease into jobs in higher ed- college administration, student affairs, curriculum development, alumni relations and development, human resources, you name it. Having a master’s degree in education as your foundation, your teacher skills are quite transferable in the higher education workplace, both in faculty and administration.
As a career coach I’ve seen some people develop a sense of helpless and self-resignation when time in a job like that continues and it seems there is no way out of it. Some of my clients have worked in the same job for many years and their self-belief has become so limited that it is conveyed in the tone of their communication and their disposition.
According to Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006, nearly 3.2 million students took at least one course online during the 2005 fall semester, which represented a substantial increase over the 2.3 million reported the year before.
Loans bring up the next subject or haven’t you noticed, the technical schools, universities, colleges and training organizations are advertising themselves and pressing hard to get more students because they know there is an air of desperation afoot and they must get their unfair share from those that can least afford it.
There are many academic job forums that list open faculty positions on a regular basis, and while these forums are quite useful to college teachers seeking online college classes to teach, they are dependent on the various schools posting the available positions.