Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on Monday, 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!