The field of education requires strong communication, collaboration, problem solving, and multicultural competence—that is, many of the skills you’re developing during your Oberlin education.

Possible Paths

While becoming a teacher may be the most obvious form of an educational career, the field is so varied that there are hundreds of different careers that can be accomplished with a basis in education including teaching in-person, online, consulting, administrative, and board member positions.


  • College professor
  • Grade school teacher
  • School administrator
  • School librarian 
  • Superintendent
  • Behavior analyst
  • School social worker
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational consultant