Using data from the Census Bureau, Stanford found that of the those leaving teaching as a career, are most likely to pursue occupations in the healthcare/social assistance sector.
According to the data, approximately 4,100 teachers left teaching each quarter between January 2015 and June 2017. Of those 4,100 the most popular each quarter approximately 900 were employed in the healthcare/social assistance fields. The second most popular occupational area was administrative services.
Why healthcare? Stanford writes:
Healthcare may specifically attract individuals with strong interpersonal skills, a desire for a people-oriented career, and a high degree of flexibility and empathy. At the same time, healthcare jobs generally offer better pay and hours than teaching
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