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HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS TEACHER & BASKETBALL COACH, IN-DEPTH: Your Hobby Can Be Your Work As Well

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Kevin, a high school business teacher and basketball coach, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that a key decision in his career path was deciding that it was ok to do something you enjoyed for a living, and for him it was basketball. He advises that to be become a public school coach, you do have to become a teacher as well.

Job Title: High School Teacher & Basketball Coach
Employer: Goose Creek Memorial

Job Summary: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Job Description

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

On-the-Job Training

Most training will come from your studies rather than on the job.

Additional Info

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification. Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a content area.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Center for Alternative Certification.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Creativity, Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills

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down.</span> <span m='16980'>But for</span> <span m='17180'>the</span> <span m='17270'>most</span> <span m='17550'>part,</span> <span m='18650'>I</span> <span m='18910'>really</span> <span m='19240'>enjoy</span> <span m='19570'>the</span> <span m='19700'>kids</span> <span m='20020'>and</span> <span m='20100'>that's</span> <span m='20300'>why</span> <span m='20720'>I'm doing what</span> <span m='21140'>I'm doing.</span> </p><p><span m='21460'>Can</span> <span m='21780'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='22290'>sort of key</span> <span m='22790'>decisions</span> <span m='23550'>or</span> <span m='23620'>inflection</span> <span m='24240'>points</span> <span m='24670'>that</span> <span m='24800'>led</span> <span m='25010'>you</span> <span m='25480'>to</span> <span m='25640'>where</span> <span m='25780'>you</span> <span m='25920'>are</span> <span m='26090'>today?</span> </p><p><span m='27190'>Discovering</span> <span m='29190'>that</span> <span m='30080'>it</span> <span m='31080'>was</span> <span m='31240'>OK</span> <span m='32060'>to</span> <span m='33460'>work</span> <span m='33880'>at</span> <span m='34030'>something</span> <span m='34590'>that</span> <span m='34820'>you</span> <span m='34930'>really</span> <span m='35270'>enjoyed.</span> <span m='37620'>I'd</span> <span m='38000'>always</span> <span m='38440'>enjoyed</span> <span m='38750'>basketball</span> <span m='40310'>growing</span> <span m='40670'>up.</span> <span m='41040'>It was</span> <span m='41458'>something</span> <span m='41876'>I really</span> <span m='42294'>passion about.</span> <span m='42712'>And</span> <span m='43130'>for</span> <span m='43240'>some</span> <span m='43450'>reason,</span> <span m='43760'>for</span> <span m='43910'>a</span> <span m='43950'>long</span> <span m='44230'>time</span> <span m='44550'>I</span> <span m='44610'>felt</span> <span m='45970'>as</span> <span m='46160'>if</span> <span m='46350'>that</span> <span m='46550'>was</span> <span m='46720'>a</span> <span m='46770'>mistake.</span> <span m='47880'>But</span> <span m='48170'>when</span> <span m='48530'>I</span> <span m='48580'>decided</span> <span m='49200'>that,</span> <span m='50960'>my</span> <span m='51230'>job</span> <span m='51720'>became</span> <span m='52720'>part</span> <span m='53000'>of</span> <span m='53050'>a hobby.</span> <span m='54090'>And</span> <span m='54200'>that's</span> <span m='54420'>what</span> <span m='54750'>made</span> <span m='55300'>it</span> <span m='55390'>more</span> <span m='55640'>interesting</span> <span m='56060'>to</span> <span m='56160'>me,</span> <span m='56485'>why I've</span> <span m='56810'>stuck</span> <span m='57070'>with it</span> <span m='57240'>for as</span> <span m='57410'>long</span> <span m='57770'>as I have.</span> </p><p><span m='59050'>And</span> <span m='59510'>how difficult</span> <span m='59970'>is</span> <span m='60230'>it</span> <span m='60340'>to</span> <span m='60960'>find</span> <span m='61170'>a</span> <span m='61230'>job</span> <span m='61580'>as a</span> <span m='62068'>coach?</span> </p><p><span m='65510'>There's</span> <span m='65740'>lots</span> <span m='66100'>of</span> <span m='66210'>jobs</span> <span m='66560'>out</span> <span m='66750'>there</span> <span m='66880'>for</span> <span m='67050'>coaches.</span> <span m='67950'>It's</span> <span m='68640'>difficult</span> <span m='68925'>in the</span> <span m='69300'>sense</span> <span m='69730'>that you</span> <span m='70070'>have to</span> <span m='70410'>be</span> <span m='70510'>sure</span> <span m='70750'>you</span> <span m='70890'>go</span> <span m='71120'>through</span> <span m='71370'>all the</span> <span m='71780'>educational</span> <span m='72500'>processes</span> <span m='73090'>that</span> <span m='73280'>you</span> <span m='73390'>need</span> <span m='73790'>to</span> <span m='73880'>be</span> <span m='74070'>a</span> <span m='74150'>teacher,</span> <span m='74660'>because</span> <span m='75270'>that's</span> <span m='75560'>how</span> <span m='75650'>you're</span> <span m='75820'>going</span> <span m='76090'>to</span> <span m='76140'>be</span> <span m='76320'>a</span> <span m='76380'>coach</span> <span m='76810'>is</span> <span m='77080'>to</span> <span m='77160'>be</span> <span m='77330'>a</span> <span m='77400'>teacher,</span> <span m='77840'>at</span> <span m='77940'>least</span> <span m='78200'>in</span> <span m='78260'>public</span> <span m='78610'>education.</span> <span m='79880'>And</span> <span m='80660'>then</span> <span m='81020'>to</span> <span m='81260'>be</span> <span m='81490'>willing</span> <span m='81800'>to</span> <span m='82070'>do</span> <span m='82280'>the</span> <span m='82440'>things</span> <span m='82960'>and</span> <span m='83070'>take</span> <span m='83350'>advantage</span> <span m='83800'>of</span> <span m='83910'>opportunities.</span> <span m='84650'>If</span> <span m='85030'>you</span> <span m='85230'>could take</span> <span m='85480'>advantage</span> <span m='85810'>of</span> <span m='85900'>opportunities</span> <span m='86370'>with</span> <span m='86570'>college</span> <span m='87040'>coaches</span> <span m='87530'>and</span> <span m='87720'>getting</span> <span m='88000'>to</span> <span m='88130'>know</span> <span m='88360'>them,</span> <span m='90120'>then</span> <span m='90280'>that can</span> <span m='90640'>help</span> <span m='90890'>you</span> <span m='91000'>learn</span> <span m='91210'>along</span> <span m='91480'>the</span> <span m='91570'>way.</span> <span m='92190'>And</span> <span m='92280'>then</span> <span m='92400'>be</span> <span m='92520'>willing</span> <span m='92840'>to</span> <span m='92980'>start</span> <span m='94330'>at</span> <span m='94660'>whatever</span> <span m='95130'>level</span> <span m='95440'>you</span> <span m='95540'>have</span> <span m='95850'>to</span> <span m='96070'>and</span> <span m='96310'>not</span> <span m='97150'>think</span> <span m='97380'>anything</span> <span m='97655'>is</span> <span m='97930'>below</span> <span m='98220'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='100030'>Last</span> <span m='100380'>question,</span> <span m='100750'>what</span> <span m='101050'>is</span> <span m='101160'>your</span> <span m='101310'>work-life</span> <span m='101840'>balance</span> <span m='102325'>like?</span> </p><p><span m='103780'>That's</span> <span m='104010'>a</span> <span m='104060'>tough</span> <span m='104330'>one</span> <span m='104670'>for</span> <span m='104900'>coaches.</span> <span m='108050'>Work</span> <span m='108290'>and</span> <span m='108370'>life</span> <span m='108730'>balance--</span> <span m='110440'>you</span> <span m='110460'>have</span> <span m='110690'>to</span> <span m='110820'>maintain--</span> <span m='112190'>it</span> <span m='112330'>has</span> <span m='112470'>to</span> <span m='112560'>be</span> <span m='112650'>a</span> <span m='112710'>conscious</span> <span m='113190'>effort,</span> <span m='113620'>because</span> <span m='113930'>in</span> <span m='114080'>coaching,</span> <span m='114880'>you</span> <span m='115000'>could</span> <span m='115150'>get</span> <span m='115310'>really</span> <span m='115540'>lost</span> <span m='116570'>in</span> <span m='116800'>coaching</span> <span m='117270'>and</span> <span m='117380'>all</span> <span m='117610'>of</span> <span m='117740'>the</span> <span m='117840'>things</span> <span m='118180'>that</span> <span m='118310'>are</span> <span m='118430'>involved.</span> <span m='118980'>Because</span> <span m='119280'>it</span> <span m='120070'>can</span> <span m='120240'>be</span> <span m='120370'>and</span> <span m='120600'>overwhelming</span> <span m='121070'>task.</span> <span m='122000'>If you</span> <span m='122270'>worked</span> <span m='122550'>it</span> <span m='122630'>out</span> <span m='122830'>hourly,</span> <span m='123580'>it</span> <span m='123680'>would</span> <span m='123820'>be</span> <span m='123980'>a</span> <span m='124020'>difficult</span> <span m='124490'>process</span> <span m='125150'>and</span> <span m='125290'>you</span> <span m='125370'>would</span> <span m='125600'>probably</span> <span m='126460'>would</span> <span m='126620'>want</span> <span m='126820'>to</span> <span m='126870'>do</span> <span m='127080'>it.</span> <span m='127690'>But</span> <span m='127870'>the</span> <span m='127960'>rewards</span> <span m='128600'>of</span> <span m='128750'>working</span> <span m='129020'>with</span> <span m='129160'>kids.</span> <span m='129820'>And</span> <span m='130000'>then</span> <span m='130199'>you</span> <span m='130270'>have</span> <span m='130490'>to</span> <span m='130590'>just</span> <span m='130810'>make</span> <span m='130979'>a</span> <span m='131060'>conscious</span> <span m='131530'>effort</span> <span m='131830'>to</span> <span m='131950'>spend</span> <span m='132270'>time</span> <span m='132570'>with your</span> <span m='132870'>family.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255856,"video_id":"2700742449001","name":"70593122","duration":134165,"thumbnail_url":null}});