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Asked by Timothy on May 7, 2018

I have a bachelor of science in education and a masters of education in mismanagement and supervision. I have 20 years of experience as a school principal. I'm looking for a career change. What opportunities should I pursue given my degree and experiences?

Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on July 9, 2018

I don't know how you feel about sales, but I was once told that educators make great sales reps. That is the case because educators are patient and instruct people naturally. I've also seen former educators transition pretty well into management positions, human resources, government policy work, and nonprofit work (especially grant writing).

The area where I have really seen educators shine is entrepreneurship! My parents were high school teachers and they always had irons in the fire. When my father wasn't teaching English or music, he was giving private voice lessons and performing. When my mother wasn't teaching math, she did odd admin jobs and made dresses. I don't know how creative you are, but I've also seen a lot of former educators engaged deeply in the arts (and doing well). I hope this helps and good luck!

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Answered by Brandon, Hiring Expert at ADP, on July 12, 2018

Wow, 20 years experience as a school principal. That's amazing! I bet you are use to corralling and maintain moral for a lot of different personalities. Here at ADP you would be a good fit as a Human Resource Business Partner or a Client Account Executive. As a HRBP you would deal with sorting out different issues within a particular business unit. As a CAE you would make sure our clients are satisfied with our service and products.

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