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Tax return season is here! According to Business Insider, the average tax refund is $2,254. That amount covers the cost of becoming a certified teacher with American Board.

Investing a tax refund can quickly change someone’s career path. The average salary of teachers certified by American Board can range from $41,814 in Mississippi to $62,994 in Pennsylvania, according to the National Education Association.

A Gallup study found that 51 percent of 100 million employees in America do not feel a real connection to their jobs. If you are in that 51 percent, consider a fulfilling career path that impacts your community in a positive way.

“I love being involved in the growth and development of young people’s minds,” said Tyler Graham, an American Board teacher. “The best is when you get feedback years later that ‘your class transformed me’. I just got one of those from a student I had years ago who is now in college, that’s just a huge pay off.”

Sometimes, finding the time to become a teacher can be difficult. However, when Jalana Robinson decided earn her teaching certification, she decided American Board fit her schedule well.

“I had always wanted to teach. I had substitute taught and enjoyed it, but it had never worked out in my life to take time off from work to go back [to a traditional college or university] and get certified. American Board’s program was perfect for me because I could continue to work full time,” Jalana said.

Want to become a teacher? Learn more about starting your teaching career here.

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