Career essentials: Education

Most students of education (non-teacher training) courses progress to careers within the broad field of education.

Some train to teach, or work in other roles in schools, colleges, training and community education. Many possible careers involve a holistic approach, looking at health and social needs as well as education.

Further qualifications are needed for some of these options, and relevant work experience is important.

Occupations directly related to your degree

  • Primary teacher*
  • Nursery teacher*
  • Work for children's charities
  • Work for Sure Start
  • Education administrator*
  • Conductive educator
  • Nursery manager
  • Lecturer* in Early Years
  • Learning mentor*
  • Playworker/therapist*

Occupations where an education degree is useful

  • Social worker*
  • Probation officer*
  • Careers adviser*
  • Basic skills teacher*/Adult education tutor*
  • Education officer*
  • Training and development officer*
  • Academic librarian*
  • Careers involving books, toys and other goods and services for children

What do Wolverhampton Education graduates do?

This is what some recent graduates were doing 6 months after finishing their course:

  • Teacher training
  • Project worker in children's home
  • Special needs teaching assistant
  • Learning support practitioner
  • Day centre officer
  • Family worker
  • Vocational trainer/adviser
  • Conductor
  • Behavioural support worker
  • Student support worker

Useful websites

*Occupational Profiles are available on the Graduate Prospects web site > Explore types of jobs.

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