Teaching can be a rewarding and well paid career choice and can lead to quite rapid progression if you are willing to take on extra responsibility whilst in post.
If you decide that it is your chosen career path you will need to have a relevant degree or be working towards one. Many primary teachers opt for a B Ed degree as within the course a higher percentage of time is spent on teaching skills than on subject knowledge. Should you be considering a career as a secondary teacher a deeper subject knowledge will be required and so many decide on a BA or BSc or even a one year PGCE degree after obtaining a degree in your chosen subject.
During your course you will be given the opportunity to work in schools on teaching practice. This is a useful way of finding out if you like working in school and to see for yourself the responsibilities that teachers undertake. Whilst in school it is important to find out as much as possible about the career advantages and to discuss with senior management about progression in this field.
After qualifying you will be able to start applying for jobs confident that you have a good idea what this particular career involves.