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How is the job market for secondary school history teachers?

I've been teaching English as a Second/Foreign language for the last couple of years, and I would like to get started on a career back home in the US. I'm looking into post bacculurate degrees that would certify me in Washington state. I want to stick with teaching, but Math and English seem so boring. How tough is it to find jobs teaching high school History? I've thought about teaching math, but the idea of teaching something that I hate for like 30 years just terrifies me. Not that I really hate math, I'm pretty good at it, it just seems so... heartless.

Asked By: brickity hussein brack - 12/22/2006
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I received this information from NEA's annual magazine... More
Answered By: thetravelingmartins - 12/24/2006
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if you don't coach, you'll have a really tough time finding a job as a history teacher..
Answered By: Byakuya - 12/22/2006
 
poor
Answered By: drgoodhi - 12/22/2006
 
really bad, there is an abundance .You are looking at making roughly 35-38 K a year. English teachers are about the same.
Answered By: Cf Precious - 12/22/2006
 
There are a lot of teachers who have history as a teachable subject. Several of them do not have a teaching job yet. Be willing to diversify your options if you want to get into teaching.
Answered By: borscht - 12/22/2006
 
As the first poster noted, you'll have a hard time finding a job teaching history unless you are also a coach. Most of the history positions are given to coaches, which is a shame, because I hate that history is treated so simplisticaly... More
Answered By: Annette T - 12/22/2006
 
I can tell you that you will have an abundance of job opportunities if you decide to go with the Math!!! There is a definite need for good Math teachers all over! History not so much... More
Answered By: Susan P - 12/24/2006
 
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