Should I be a teacher or guidance counselor?

I am planning on going to graduate school for education. I've worked in a pre-school and a 2nd grade classroom and connect really well with younger kids and there aren't many male elementary teachers so I think that would be valuable to the students. I also work really well in one-on-one situations with the kids and think being a guidance counselor would be a good use of my skills and something I've always been interested in. Should I become an elementary school teacher or a middle school guidance counselor?

Asked By: Kirby - 5/3/2010
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Kirby. Be a teacher in elementary school, its a great job. This sounds like the calling for you. I am a male student teacher in my final year here in New Zealand, and it is the best job you can ever do. You know you get on well with kids and you are right we males are in demand and are needed... More
Answered By: alias - 5/6/2010
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I think you should be a teacher. Yes, guidance counselors are helpful and necessary, but don't leave as much impact on a students life as a teacher can. Plus I completely agree with you, there are not enough male elementary school teachers. Throughout all of my years in school, K-12, my favorite teachers were always... More
Answered By: Bridget - 5/3/2010
Kirby, don't waste your time... We are desperate for male elementary/ primary school teachers in Australia. We need you here My wife teaches in a school with some 40 plus staff, only two being male
Answered By: Ange Kenos, Civil Celebrant - 5/4/2010
You should go to a teacher website like: then make a decision based on the information you collected
Answered By: Tex - 5/4/2010
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