Special education jobs in Ohio
June 25, 2012 8:02 PM Subscribe
What are the job prospects for a special education teacher in the US (specifically Columbus OH)?
posted by cestlavie to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I’m a teacher and am trying to get a feel for the job market in the US, specifically Columbus, OH. I am qualified both as a special education teacher and regular education teacher with a Masters of Education.
I used to live and work in Columbus, but have been living in Australia for the last 8 years. When I left Columbus, I had been working as a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) tutor for 4 years, a job I really enjoyed. Here in Australia, I worked fulltime as a special education teacher for 5 years in Australia. I’ve just taken two years off to care for a family friend, but would like to relocate to Columbus and get back to teaching. My concern is that it may be difficult to get a job as a teacher, given the economy. My age (around 60) also probably doesn’t work in my favor.
So I’d like to get a feel for how easy or difficult it would be to find a job as a special education teacher, especially SLD tutor, if possible. If it would be difficult, are there any other related fields/jobs I could consider? E.g. In my youth I used to work as a social worker with mentally handicapped people, and would be happy to do that again.