Engineer (P.Eng.) to Teacher?
A bit about myself. I'm 30 male, with 7+ years of Engineering experience and a licensed P.Eng., so not a newbie and have figured out what I don't like at least in this point of my life. As with many immigrants, I pursued Engineering in hopes of stability and was very fortunate to remain gainfully employed, but truthfully I don't have the passion for it anymore especially after the corporate environment. I've been through many industries as an engineer, and when I look back the only time I was fully engaged and happy (subjective) was at school. I can't say I'd be a good teacher, but I value the community aspect that a school brings. I enjoy learning and would be happy if I can even encourage one student to see learning and knowledge as a lifelong pursuit. School to me is a comforting second home, and a place to be enlightened (socially and academically).
I would prefer high school, with teachables in Math and Chemistry. If I'm adamant about staying in the GTA, what are my chances and time horizons of full time employment? I'm not too worried about salary, but what's holding me back is my personal financial commitments and being effectively unemployed for at least 2 years. Would my experience and license help at all in this market? Am I just being delusional as to what being a teacher is like? Perhaps I am just burnt out more than anything, there's no doubt that teaching is a lot of work and there will be periods of stress and frustration as any other job.
What'd you guys think? Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.