These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Substitute Teachers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a substitute teacher nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a substitute teacher isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become substitute teachers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many substitute teachers no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former substitute teachers to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former substitute teachers:

  1. Teacher
  2. Special Education Teacher
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Administrative Assistant
  5. Sales Associate
  6. Preschool Teacher
  7. Teacher Assistant
  8. Office Manager
  9. Internship
  10. Tutor

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a substitute teacher would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former substitute teachers to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former substitute teachers:

  1. Adjunct Professor
  2. Adjunct Instructor
  3. Special Educator
  4. Education Paraprofessional
  5. Instructional Assistant
  6. Counselor
  7. Educator
  8. Adjunct Faculty
  9. School Counselor
  10. Private Tutor

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Substitute Teachers

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed substitute teacher under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a substitute teacher, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former substitute teachers.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Substitute Teachers

Job Title Rank %
Teacher 1 6.7%
Special Education Teacher 2 1.76%
Customer Service Representative 3 1.55%
Administrative Assistant 4 1.44%
Sales Associate 5 1.26%
Preschool Teacher 6 0.92%
Teacher Assistant 7 0.85%
Office Manager 8 0.75%
Internship 9 0.74%
Tutor 10 0.73%
Lead Teacher 11 0.7%
Volunteer 12 0.63%
Cashier 13 0.59%
Math Teacher 14 0.58%
Instructor 15 0.55%
Server 16 0.49%
Case Manager 17 0.49%
Long Term Substitute Teacher 18 0.48%
Adjunct Professor 19 0.46%
Assistant Manager 20 0.45%
Kindergarten Teacher 21 0.43%
Adjunct Instructor 22 0.42%
Social Studies Teacher 23 0.39%
Manager 24 0.38%
Student Teacher 25 0.36%
Registered Nurse 26 0.36%
Science Teacher 27 0.36%
Sales Representative 28 0.35%
Special Educator 29 0.34%
Owner 30 0.33%
Teaching Assistant 31 0.32%
Director 32 0.32%
Office Assistant 33 0.32%
Art Teacher 34 0.3%
Education Paraprofessional 35 0.3%
Instructional Assistant 36 0.29%
Counselor 37 0.29%
Supervisor 38 0.29%
Security Officer 39 0.29%
Consultant 40 0.28%
Coordinator 41 0.27%
Educator 42 0.26%
Elementary School Teacher 43 0.26%
2Nd Grade Teacher 44 0.26%
Adjunct Faculty 45 0.25%
Spanish Teacher 46 0.25%
Receptionist 47 0.25%
Program Manager 48 0.25%
5Th Grade Teacher 49 0.25%
Associate 50 0.25%
Teacher Aide 51 0.25%
Certified Nursing Assistant 52 0.24%
Physical Education Teacher 53 0.24%
Store Manager 54 0.23%
Owner/Operator 55 0.23%
First Grade Teacher 56 0.23%
School Counselor 57 0.22%
Operations Manager 58 0.22%
Private Tutor 59 0.21%
Program Coordinator 60 0.21%
Specialist 61 0.2%
Pre-K Teacher 62 0.2%
4Th Grade Teacher 63 0.19%
Second Grade Teacher 64 0.19%
Customer Service Trainer 65 0.19%
Social Worker 66 0.19%
Special Education Assistant 67 0.18%
Home Health Aid 68 0.18%
Assistant Director 69 0.18%
Human Resources Coordinator 70 0.18%
Fourth Grade Teacher 71 0.17%
Nanny 72 0.17%
Technician 73 0.17%
Math Tutor 74 0.17%
1St Grade Teacher 75 0.17%
High School Teacher 76 0.16%
Pharmacist Technician 77 0.16%
Assistant 78 0.16%
Project Manager 79 0.16%
Language Arts Teacher 80 0.16%
Research Assistant 81 0.15%
Team Leader 82 0.15%
Special Education Aide 83 0.15%
Secretary 84 0.15%
Instructional Aide 85 0.15%
Third Grade Teacher 86 0.15%
Account Executive 87 0.15%
Customer Service Associate 88 0.14%
Account Manager 89 0.14%
Coach 90 0.14%
Graduate Assistant 91 0.14%
Facilitator 92 0.14%
Program Director 93 0.14%
Therapist 94 0.14%
6Th Grade Teacher 95 0.14%
Head Teacher 96 0.14%
Teller 97 0.13%
Billing Specialist 98 0.13%
Medical Assistant 99 0.13%
Music Teacher 100 0.13%

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