Switching Careers: leaving journalism for greener pastures

leaving journalism for greener pastures
leaving journalism for greener pastures

News about the economy remains mixed. Unemployment went up to 9.9% in April but employers added 290,000 jobs. Job postings in health care dipped by 5% between April 2009 and April 2010 but increased in the 11 other industries that job search engine Indeed.com tracks, including education.

Welcome news for Russell Scott Smith, who was on the hunt for a stable profession after the volatility of journalism. He and Nathan Cooper, a magazine editor turned Foreign Service Officer, share their stories about changing career paths.

Russell Smith: following family tradition
Russell Scott Smith was living the New York dream. He was writing for prestigious publications like New York magazine and Salon after leaving the New York Post in 2006. Flash forward two years: he entered the University of Bridgeport's Internship Program to become a high school teacher.