If you could go back in time and choose a different career other than teaching would you do? I'm being extremely put off by pretty much every teacher I've spoken to telling me not to go into teaching. Why is their such a negative area around teaching? I graduated with a sports degree in 2016 and worked as a secondary school teaching assistant for the year and am now working as a primary school sport leader. From both my experiences so far I am being pushed more towards teaching at primary level.