I wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but I knew that with no experience or extra “endorsements” it would be a challenge getting a job.
First, I moved to a much smaller town. In that small town, I was able to get hired as a teacher’s aide. I impressed a lot of teachers with my skills, and I was able to get noticed for a rural teaching job an hour away from my home. I took it and commuted every day. It was the hardest year of my life, but the following school year (by a strange miracle) I was able to transfer to a teaching job much closer to home.
The best part is living in this small rural town, I am making at least 30% more than I would make living in a big city. The benefits are great and my classes have been wonderful.
So this is a testament that sometimes you have to relocate and start at the very bottom to get your dream teaching job, but it can happen!