Does anyone (men) have any experience working in the field of Special Ed?
More specifically, what the job entails, income potential, “burn out” potential, etc.
I’m debating between special ed and perhaps counseling/social work.
Is it different for men than women?
I think there are more opportunities for men being that the market for women is somewhat saturated.
There is a tremendous need especially in the chasidish world
If you’re willing to work in a public school, the salaries and benefits are pretty good. If you’re going to be an employee of a yeshiva or a Jewish special ed program, they’re not going to be so good. There are other options such as P3 (in NYC) where you contract to a school district to teach/tutor, but you’re technically self-employed, which means you pay self-employment tax and have no benefits.
As for burnout, it depends on the population you’re working with, and I don’t just mean the students.
As for what the job entails, the range is very wide. You could be a classroom teacher with a small number of low-functioning students and several other adults in the room, or you could be co-teaching a class that has a number of students with learning disabilities. You could be working one-to-one or you could be working in a resource room.
Thanks for the info. What does P3 pay per-hour?