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O r u m | 1 Valerie Orum Dr. Valerie Orum EDUC 1300 October 23, 2018 Career Research & Essay Introduction Over the years my experiences have always centered on teaching. I pretended to teach my Barbie dolls how to spell and do math. I was a babysitter to a three-year-old and I’d find some of my mother’s unused second-grade worksheets to tutor her. These and other experiences have led me to pursue a career in teaching young children. As a freshman, attending Houston Community College (HCC) I am interested in learning about strategies that help students read, problem-solve and express their understanding of the world around them. I look forward to gaining observation hours at an elementary school, so that I can learn more techniques about how to best help young children succeed in school. Occupational Outlook Handbook According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, OOH found on the United State Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers earned an average income for of $57,160 in 2017. Over the next eight years the job outlook is projected to increase by 7%. Teachers are responsible for provide instruction to students in basic subject area skills. They work with students during the day and plan for learning after work and if needed on weekends. To qualify as a teacher, you must earn a bachelor’s degree and receive a state-issued certificate or license.
O r u m | 2 Career Coach Based on the information I reviewed on Career Coach on the HCC website, the median salary for an Elementary School Teacher is 58,625.

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