Profession, what is it? A profession is a service provided to society that involves special training and is a service society cannot readily provide itself. Professions also self-regulate wherein members of there own profession check over their work and provide punitive action in their fields. Soldiers fall under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice), and doctors have review boards, just to give a few examples. This blog is to give a baseline of what a profession is for later blogs.
A job is something that society can easily provide itself like waiters, janitors, or dishwashers. Examples of professions are doctors, dentists, neurosurgeons, scientists, soldiers, and pilots. Professions often come with some serious hazards and liabilities. However, society cannot advance without the expertise of individuals that exist in these fields.
Teachers are one of the lowest paid professionals and this is unacceptable. What’s even more of a serious problem is they are not respected. nor given the proper tools to teach usually using the own money to fund school projects and events. Could you imagine if a doctor didn’t have the right tool or soldiers didn’t have enough ammo to train?
How does this relate to you? Well, you may be in a profession, or you use an item or service provided by a profession every day. Professions usually have great societal impact and stakes are usually very high when they make a mistake. Could you imagine if a soldier or doctor failed at their job? Deaths would occur, negating the fact that some deaths would be on purpose in the case of soldiers. As stated, before this site is a huge supporter of education. This is a subject that either side of the political aisle always agrees that our education needs to be better funded.
Yet teachers are continually paid low wages and work ridiculous hours volunteering for extra circular activities. If teachers had better pay and discretionary budgets for school supplies and school projects, we would see better-performing students and teachers. We should institute more incentives for teachers to improve performances and subsidize higher tier degrees or to get more degrees. We need our education system to produce healthy intelligent men and women ready to engage the world around them.
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.”
-A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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