13 Other Jobs Teachers Hold (But Don’t Get Paid For)

Add these to your resume!

Anyone who has spent time in a classroom knows that we do so much more than just teach. Here are a few of those other jobs you can consider adding to your resume.

1. COUNSELOR

When the guidance counselor is booked, we step in to help deal with everyday classroom issues and concerns.

2. CHEERLEADER

We offer them encouragement when they need it most and push them to their limits because we know they can do it. 

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3. PARENT

They naturally look to us for motherly or fatherly advice. Sometimes they even call us “Mom” or “Dad!”   

4. DETECTIVE

We always figure out how solve the trickiest of classroom problems. Missing coats, lost flash drives—they’re no match for us!

5. LIBRARIAN

We buy dozens of new and used books for our classroom libraries in the hopes of passing on our love of reading to our students.

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6. NUTRITIONIST

We encourage kids to make healthy choices at lunch and snack time, because we know how important healthy food is for fueling their minds.

7. NURSE

We buy Band-Aids with our own money, we put our hands to hot foreheads, and we heal playground scrapes.

8. JUDGE

The “he said, she said” game is no match for us. We can get to the bottom of problem and issue a verdict in no time.

9. CHEF

Between school potlucks, school parties, and treat days, we often spend more time finding and making the perfect recipe for a school event than we do on our own dinner at home.    

10. BANKER

Field trip fees, book fair money, library fines…we collect more money than Girl Scouts at cookie time. No wonder that math requirement in college was so important. hats-banker

11. CUSTODIAN

We’re always tidying up, wiping down, or cleaning up something. 

12. DESIGNER

From door decorating contests to bulletin boards, our work would hold up on any Pinterest board.  

13. IT TECH

There’s always something new to fix or troubleshoot. At least we’ve finally figured out the secret to finding the quickest fix—Google. 

What jobs would you add to the list?

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Posted by Stacy Tornio

Stacy Tornio is a senior editor with WeAreTeachers. Nearly everyone in her family is a teacher. So she decided to be rebellious and write about teachers instead.

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