Question by dizzy: How to convince my parents to let me be a teacher?
Title says it all.
I have thought about becoming a high school science teacher as an option over a doctor or biomedical engineer. I have such a passion for science, and I want a job where I can use my knowledge in the service for others, and help many different backgrounds. It’s really funny actually, I didn’t even notice the option of a teacher til recently, and it’s been in front of me the whole time.
I love both biology and chemistry, but I’d figured there would be more demand for chemistry than biology.
But I have also heard other things, such as the economy being bad, bad salary, outlook not good. Money is not really an issue for me.
Also, if I had to work for a high school, I would choose my high school at the moment. Is there any bias towards applicants who are applying to the school they graduated from?
I also thought about bringing other options, such as working on the Science Research Club (where I am officer of), or maybe a Neuroscience Club. If I didn’t pursue teaching, I’d major in Neuroscience.
Problem is, my parents really don’t really seem to think it’s a good option. My mom IS a tiger mom, she wants me to be a doctor, and I do remember my dad asking me if I did consider becoming a science teacher, but that was a while ago. My mom was angry and upset when she found out I really wasn’t sure that I wanted to be a doctor anymore..
I told my older brother about this, and he told me not to do it.
Answer by Brendon
well firstly you probably wont be able to choose what school you want to work at. It will probably be very random because you shouldn’t be very picky about finding a teaching job because they are VERY hard to come by.
If you want to be a teacher go for it, when you’re 18 your parents really have no say in what you do or say, you dont need to convince anyone besides yourself if thats what you truly want to do.
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