Economics Teacher 

(Female, Age 18) from New Middletown, OH

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Economics Teacher
Salary $25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 50
Company Size (not answered)
Location New Middletown, OH
Years Experience 4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a small local highschool, covering grades 9-12.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I teach an ecomomics class for highschool students up to 12th grade. My duties are to teach students to be responsible with their money, and the effects that the consumer has on our market economy. I mostly teach from a book, but use other methods, such as videos, as well.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Worker’s Compensation

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Under compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I must teach along with the teachings in business classes, as well as interact with many students per day.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
School – it is a small, comfortable location.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 7
Benefits: 3
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 1
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 4

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Enter building, prepare for first class at 7:35, which ends at approximately 8:30.
8am to 9am Teach the second class.
9am to 10am Manage a studyhall, this is my planning period.
10am to 11am Teach the third class of the day. This is a class for older students, and I work more with the business teacher.
11am to 12pm Students take lunch break, mine lasts for 25 minutes, starting at 11:30.
12pm to 1pm Teach class for the younger, first-year students.
1pm to 2pm Teach fifth class of the day.
2pm to 3pm School ends at 2:30. I must remain at school until 3:00, grading papers, planning the next day’s work.
3pm to 4pm A school meeting was held for most of the teachers, discussing report cards, what parents expect to see on papers that are sent home. This meeting lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. I help to exchange ideas on how to organize the grades.
4pm to 5pm I leave work at 5:30.
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I attended school at my current workplace.

What was the application process?
Submitted resume, references

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, the interview process included a review of all my college training, as well as time spent as a student teacher.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
“Why have you chosen to do this as a career”? and “What is your expected income?”

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I was not accepted into the position until I received the necessary amount of training in the environment.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, numerous college classes, student training.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. My classes boosted my understanding of economics, which was absolutely necessary.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, I wouldn’t have known how to interact with the students as well without internship experience.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would recommend getting a lot of experience in student teaching.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They must have organization skills, as well as social skills – many times, there are important topics that the school makes me cover.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, college is certainly required, as well as experience as a student teacher.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Realize that everything is a learning experience, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t get what you expect from the job at first.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. I plan to retire at a much later date from this profession.

What are your current career goals?
Remain in teaching.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.1 Youngstown State University Teaching, Bachelor’s
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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