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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Sukla Das
Profession – Teacher
Designation – Asst. Teacher
Organisation – Shyama Prasad High School
Age – 39
CityJamshedpur
Work Experience (Years) – 6
Under-Graduation – B.A Honours, Vidyasagar University
Post-Graduation – M.A, Kolhan University
Professional Qualification – Diploma in Computers
B.Ed in Social Science and Hindi

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I always had an inclination towards teaching from an early age. My first job was in Vivekanand Children Institute situated in Jhargram, West Bengal where I worked as a primary teacher for three years from 2003 to 2006.
After completing my Postgraduate degree and B.Ed degree (in 2013-2014), I applied for a teaching job in a semi-government school. I was appointed as an assistant teacher in 2014 and got confirmed as a permanent teacher in October 2016. I presently work here.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Being a high school teacher, my primary job responsibilities include not only to teach theory to the students but also shape perspectives and thought processes of the teenage minds. My responsibilities include lecturing, taking routine tests, exams and ensuring a holistic development of the students. The general background of children who come to study here is not very progressive. I constantly strive to shape their minds positively. I also help in implementing the updated policies and teaching methods that the government introduces for the students’ benefit. When necessary, I also enforce rules and disciplinary action against misconduct.


Average Income for a Teacher in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Never
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security for a Teacher?
Very Secure
Would you consider being a Teacher Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Teacher?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of a Teacher?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

One can enter the field through academic degrees like Bachelors and Masters, but B.Ed is necessary. One can also enter through exams like TET, NET etc.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Qualifying the field related exams is more important. One can qualify through hard work even if he/she is not utterly meritorious.
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Expensive
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

As all students are different from each other, you need to be patient and observational.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

The most common incentive that draws people to this field is the job security. Securing a government job is not easy in the modern times. These jobs also come with a lot of holidays which is a great addition.
Secondly, the pay scale is comparatively higher as compared to the amount of work-load.
Lastly, the work-life balance is great and there is a mental satisfaction to see your students grow and eventually play a role in developing the country.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

The students sometimes misbehave and teachers need to be really patient and tackle the situation.
Secondly, there is corruption seeping into this profession due to which the quality of education is declining continuously.
Also, there are many teachers who focus more on tuitions and less on what they teach during duty hours. This too leads to degradation of quality.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Difficult
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would like to pick banking because it is a promising and comfortable job.