Teaching can be rewarding, giving back to your community.
I had the opportunity to work as a substitute teacher for over 9 years. In addition to that, I had taught 2 years of high school teaching
computers. I also had worked briefly at a private school.
The pay for a month was barely what you could make working
at Walmart for 2 weeks.
I also had worked at a charter school
for about a semester.
Yes, it is true that you do have to know somebody just
to get a job as a teacher, even as a paraprofessional
these days. It sad but true that I have met some substitutes
who had at least 3-4 certifications but could not find
a permanent teaching position.