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Old 05-15-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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So I am an American but I have lived in Europe for over ten years now. Recently my spouse was informed that he is being sent to NYC to work.

In Europe I have not been able to work because I have a bachelors on education, and just not being European is a huge barrier for me. However being an American my situation will change in the US.

My concern is.... How am I going to find a job? Isn't NYC flooded with highly educated people competing for entry level jobs? When I think of the job market in NYC I think "Ivy league grads fighting over an entry level job as a secretary in an office somewhere".

That is the impression I get! A city ridden with over qualified people! And here I come with my meager bachelors degree on Education. (please don't mock me, this is giving me a HUGE deal of anxiety).

Is it hard to find a job in the city of NY? I am not expecting 200k a year with a bachelors on Education obviously, but at least an average wage that can help my husband pay his bills.

Thanks
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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By the way, we are not gentrifiers or anything! We're actually working class individuals so to me that is the concern!!! How are we going to afford NYC!
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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Unless you have certification you can't teach.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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Unless you have certification you can't teach.
I know that.... I am aware they have alternate routes to certification however.

Generally speaking how is the job market there? I dont have to work on education, I am open!
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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You haven't worked the past decade.why do you want a job now?
Because a job makes you a a whole person, where I live it's cheap and I can volunteer by tutoring low income children (I was also a shadow with children with behavioral problems), I know however that Nyc is VERY EXPENSIVE. I am not Ivanka Trump, I cant afford to not work in a place like NYC.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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the schools still do need teachers, get certified, and become part of the strongest union in ny, if not the country.

special needs and children with learning disabilities and early intervention specialist( autism) is in demand.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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the schools still do need teachers, get certified, and become part of the strongest union in ny, if not the country.

special needs and children with learning disabilities and early intervention specialist( autism) is in demand.
Do you know who should I contact in order to start with the process?

thank you so much for this great idea!
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:17 PM
 
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Employers in NYC seem to bend over backwards for Euro ex-pats. It might not be as grave as you imagine. So do landlords for some strange reason.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Some charter schools here (schools that are public, but run with far fewer restrictions and union rules than regular public schools) will hire unlicensed teachers and then put them on the path to becoming fully certified "regular" teachers. I don't know exactly how that process works, but I would start googling it to find out who to talk to and who might be hiring. And of course there are private schools, which have no state restrictions on who can teach in them IIRC. They can hire who they want. But I do suspect that if you can demonstrate a talent with kids, have the experience, and can get some breathtaking recommendations--especially fro working with special ed kids--you can eventually find a place in a school here, or perhaps in a social agency.


Oh, and if your are very good with special needs kids, you can also go into business for yourself working for a family. There are affluent families in NYC who have these kids and can pay very well for a full-time tutor, or even a nanny (if that's your thing), for kids who have trouble fitting in at regular schools.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:35 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Serious and somewhat overwrought self deprecation over having a 'meager bachelors degree'.
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