Most, if not all, students can lay claim to a teacher or two who bore some influence in their passage through education. Perhaps one who opened up their minds to the laws of physics or another who gave them insight into the works of Shakespeare. There are probably countless cases of teachers and students passing through numerous generations of teaching and learning, having cause and effect upon one another’s lives.
If one is moved or called into the teaching profession with a penchant for science, many opportunities await suitably trained applicants to fill vacant positions in schools throughout the nation. As the need stretches across all disciplines of science, one can step up to the challenge of being a Physics teacher. Salary, as expected, is a matter of great interest in line with one’s passion for Newton and his laws. Due to the spread of the teaching community over numerous states and economical influences, the ability of employers to pay also differs. In more affluent environments such as prominent establishments in larger cities, their teaching staff probably receive a higher pay check as compared to the motley crew of a science department in a lesser developed neighborhood. Although this may topple the scales of injustice, it is an apparent fact that may not see much change as yet.
In the event one is based in an environment of latter mention, there is still hope to pursue this career without having to resort to living on air, water and sunshine. By studying and obtaining a specialty within the discipline, one can draw a specialist physics teacher salary. This presents an opportunity to delve deeper into the laws of physics as most are qualified to only cover the general aspects. Opting for a contractual appointment may present offers of a better package. Alternatively, part time teaching opportunities are aplenty for those who prefer to keep their day jobs and conduct remedial science classes after hours.