In my mind, there is no doubt that teaching is a noble profession as teachers play a significant role in shaping the minds and the future of our children.

It is a career for those who wish to answer a higher calling and dedicating your life to the service of our nation’s young.

But if you thinking of becoming a teacher for that iron rice bowl: a term we often use to refer to jobs with guaranteed job security, stable income, benefits and a certain level of progression.

Then you might want to rethink your decision.

But beyond that, you really should think hard about what you wish to accomplish and whether this is the path for you.

Finding your Ikigai would be a good place to start.

But before you do so, let’s look at the salary and benefits that teachers of all levels in Singapore receive.