10 reasons to choose teaching as your profession

It’s no surprise so many people grow up wanting to be teachers. Teachers are there as an inspiration to us all throughout our childhood. They’re a shoulder to lean on when you’re sad, a voice of reasoning when you’re angry, and they just know everything, don’t they? Have you been wondering if teaching is right for you? Well, we’ve got 10 reasons why you should choose teaching as your profession to get you started, and we’ve listed them for you below!

1. You’ll be making a difference

By choosing teaching as your profession, you’ll get job satisfaction like no other! If you ask most teachers why they decided to teach, they’ll usually mention that they wanted to be able to make a real difference in students’ lives. Working as a teacher, you’ll be able to see the visible progress in your students’ abilities and it’s guaranteed to send you home with a smile on your face and a real sense of pride. Remember, they need you to help them get where they want to be in life, so you will be very important!

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2. No two days are the same

We really mean it when we say this – no two days are the same! If you dread the monotony of working in an office and crave variety in your day-to-day life, then teaching is right for you. When you’re a teacher, every day will provide a different set of challenges to keep life interesting! It’ll fill you with excitement and you’ll be eager to get back into your classroom each day.

TEFL is especially varied, as there are so many different types of TEFL lesson. From general conversation all the way to coaching for important exams like IELTS, every student has a different set of needs. Which keeps life interesting! Want to be able to teach all the different types of TEFL? Then our 500hr course is perfect for you!

3. You’ll have a job for life

Unlike some jobs that can be replaced by technology, teaching definitely can’t be. Although there may be language teaching apps out there, the majority of students still prefer a teacher they can actually talk to! So, you’ll have a job for life and a super secure one at that! They say that education is recession-proof and if anything has taught us that, it’s the coronavirus pandemic. So, you’re in safe hands if you choose teaching as your profession, as you’ll be in high demand all over the world for the rest of your life. Want to find out how much you could be earning as a TEFL teacher? Take our quick salary quiz!

4. You can work all over the world

If you’re a qualified teacher, you’ll be able to work pretty much anywhere in the world, either in a classroom or via your laptop. We’re talking gorgeous rice fields in Vietnam, exotic islands in Thailand, or bustling cities in South Korea – yes please! Whether it’s teaching basic English or a specialist subject in English (e.g. maths), you’ll be able to work and explore at the same time – winner! Want to find out which is the best TEFL location for you? Take our quick quiz and find out in minutes!

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5. You can be creative

While you might have to follow a curriculum outline if you’re working with a school, you will still have freedom within this to decide exactly how to teach the information to your students, so you can really make it your own and get creative! Having fun is encouraged!

6. Meet lots of new people

Choosing teaching as a profession will give you the opportunity to work in a super sociable atmosphere. Not only will you work as part of a close-knit team with your colleagues, you’ll also interact with students and parents every single day. On top of that, as a teacher, you also have the ability to become an important part of your local community, with many schools hosting events throughout the year. This is great if you’ve moved to another country to teach as you’ll be given plenty of opportunities to meet tons of new people.

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7. The earning potential is huge

Whether you’re teaching in your home country, abroad or online, your earning potential can be huge. We’re talking up to US$6,500 a month, that’s US$78,000 per year – sign us up! Plus, many teaching positions abroad will come with additional benefits such as accommodation, flights, medical insurance and paid visas.

8. You can work from home

Don’t fancy being around other people all the time? If you choose teaching as your profession, you also have the option of working from the comfort of your own home. In today’s digital world, there are plenty of opportunities to teach English online, from general English conversation, to maths and arts and crafts, there are heaps of different subjects you can teach online. Plus, it’s super flexible, you can set your own hours and truly be your own boss! Want to be fully prepared to teach English online? Check out our 500hr course!

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9. Learn as well as teach

If you’ve really got a passion for learning, teaching is definitely for you! Teachers not only get to share their existing knowledge and wisdom, but they also get to dig deeply into topics and learn something new along the way. Whether that’s by taking a TEFL Course or being thrown into the deep end in one of your classes, every day will literally be a school day for you and your knowledge will continue to grow. Want to be absolutely sure that TEFL is right for you before you start? Take our quick TEFL quiz to find out!

10. Career progression

If you’re dreaming of building an amazing career, then choose teaching as your profession! Not only will being a teacher provide you with a steady income and great job satisfaction, you’ll also be able to climb the career path to the top. From teaching in far-flung destinations, to teaching online from the comfort of your own home, and even to creating your own TEFL business! The opportunities are endless. Want a TEFL qualification that will see you through all the different stages of your teaching career?  Then the 500hr Advanced TEFL Diploma is the right qualification for you!


As we’ve demonstrated, teaching is so much more than just a job! Ready to get started? We don’t blame you! Get your free TEFL courses guide to help you get going!

Need a bit more advice? You can request a free call back and our TEFL Experts will be happy to help!

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