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A lot of teachers I know went back to uni to become nurses - because there is no take home work once you leave it’s done
I see my best friend struggling with being a teacher due to all the extra work outside of school hours.
They are both very full on mentally, but teachers can't quite ever switch off as there's always lesson plans, report writing, extra things to attend outside of school hours etc.
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I love both the professions, I have always wanted to be a teacher but I’m a massive thrill seeker and think maybe teaching will be a bit boring for me but I’m also so into nursing because it’s exciting... hahaha this is going to be hard.
In WA the is an over supply of teachers and nurses. Quite literally 100s without jobs or work. So maybe have a look into the job and work availability in your area as to what might be more beneficial, and consider whether you are prepared to move to a remote/country area to gain employment.
There are tons of jobs advertised for remote nurses. My sister in law has had about 3 weeks when she moved towns before she got a new job.
Maybe in Perth things might be different, but there is a whole state outside of Perth
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I was exactly the same! I chose teaching in the end and have found it great while having young children (weekends and holidays off). I have also found it extremely beneficial when dealing with my own children's education e.g. choosing schools and knowing exactly where they should be at and how to help them. There is a lot of work, but very rewarding. I am still contemplating doing nursing or child psychology later in life when my children are grown up .
We need both. We need teachers to educate our children. We need nurses. Where do you feel you are being pulled closest
Primary teacher. If you don’t need a full time job, go relief teaching. It is what I’ve done. Perfect, best of both worlds. Good paying, don’t have to take work home.
They are two different professions, neither should be entered without consideration of how the work will fulfil an individual. Neither should be taken on as ‘just a job’ - a passion or strong interest in health/foundations of education is really necessary, otherwise patients/kids are on the receiving end of a poor deal. Don’t take on either because you think it will be easy, nursing & teaching have challenges that need to be acknowledged.