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Life after teaching

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by beckysalmons, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. beckysalmons

    beckysalmons New commenter

    After 14 years of teaching, at a management level, I am considering a career change. I would love to become an educational psychologist but a three year course isn't financially viable. Perhaps there is a mental health route where the qualification doesn't take as long?
    I am open to all suggestions and understand that a pay cut will be necessary for a while.
    Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?
    missteach2005 likes this.
  2. Sharpencil

    Sharpencil New commenter

    Regarding the educational psychology, did you know the doctorate course is funded? Your fees are paid and you also get a tax fee bursary of about £16,000 pa in England (more in London) to live off.
    Still a big pay-cut of course, but the funding is not always known about so thought I'd say just in case. (You do need to already have an undergrad or conversion course (1 year) in Psychology, so if you need to do that first it could be an extra year of expense.)

    As for other roles in mental health, the CAMHS website has this list of roles, some of which you might like to research further:

    All the best with your career change :)
  3. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Sell all your worldly goods and build a beach hut on an uninhabited atoll.

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