As many people ask themselves waaaat they should do for work of in life in general, waat wants to make finding answers to these questions easier. Waat’s purpose is to offer information about what kinds of professions there are in the world, What people actually do in these professions, and how they like what they do.


FOR high-schoolers and STUDENTS, waat would like to make them to pay attention to two things - to think about the actual daily work they would be doing in a few years (not only about what it would be like to study, that’ll last a while). ALSO, it’s important to think what you would actually enjoy doing. disliking something 8 hours/day sounds insane!


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Matias, Geography & Biology Teacher
Finland, workplace of 51-100 employees
Education
Master, Geography
Yearly salary (€)
55000-65000
In profession since
1994
Weekly hours
45-50

Could you describe your job in short?

I work as geography and biology teacher in an upper secondary school. I am also responsible for students who take matriculation examinations on geography.

What do you do on average work day?

I start working around 8, and classes begin at 8.30. Class durations are 75min, and during the day I might have some class-free hours, when I can prepare the upcoming classes or take care of tasks related to work community. Weeks also include some mandatory meetings. And sometimes coffee breaks. Classes finish between 15-16.15 and the work day ends at 16.40. During the exam weeks the days are significantly longer.

What do you love about your job?

Nowadays the work is very independent and dynamic. As the digital world is more important, working has become quite computer oriented. Working with young people keeps you youthful.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Busy schedules and a big amount of routine work. Being off causes you double amount of work, so I always try to make it to work, since you get off with less to do. Also big student groups can be straining.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Communication Independency Logical thinking Prioritisation Responsibility

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft PowerPoint Wilma Fronter Email Google Drive

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Getting more training every now and then. Google’s diverse services also require independent learning, but you can also ask help from students.

If your job differed from your initial expectations, what were your expectations and how did your job differ from them?

I expected to have more laid-back work without hurry. Now there’s enough of it.

What does your work week include?

1.0h

Meetings / Group work

1.0h

Emails

8.0h

Independent work

6.0h

Breaks

1.0h

Travel

1.0h

Events