Sunshine31-This is rich and rewarding field because there are very few professions that allow you to see the direct impact that you are making.
With the education profession you see the impact of your teaching by the questions your students ask during your lecture and the grades they receive.
Sometimes the teacher becomes a mentor in the student’s life which adds even more reward to this profession.
The downside of this profession is the pay but teachers that seek this profession do so because of altruistic reasons and not for the money.
It would be nice to offer a professional bonus for teachers that really go out of their way for the students that they teach. However, merit incentives have been shot down by the teacher’s union in many states. I think that this is a leadership profession that should have more financial rewards.