Teaching in Georgia can be a great choice, says Deborah Thomas, Georgia Southern University associate dean for undergraduate education and accreditation. As experienced teachers nationwide begin to retire, graduating students are seeing friendlier job markets in all levels of education.
"We're beginning to see jobs open up in Georgia," Thomas said. "A few years back, during the recession, teachers delayed retirement, but that's changed with the improving economy." Most schools in Georgia offer competitive benefits, Thomas added, but the most rewarding part of the job is the chance to make a mark in a student's life. "You can't say that about many jobs," Thomas said.