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Education Professional

While being an educator can be a very rewarding career, it can also be a difficult one to maintain long term. High stress, job instability, and lack of work life balance can all lead to burnout and the need to explore a new path.Your skills and experience as an education professional make you a great fit for a Salesforce career. We invite you to check out the important resources below to learn more.

Hear from others just like you!

Focus on your transferable skills, and practice highlighting them during an interview. Get involved in your local Salesforce user groups. This is one of the best ways to network with Salesforce professionals.

Testimonial from    Kim Kennedy

Kim Kennedy

Former Art Educator

Education as a profession is more than just teaching kids. It's navigating school politics, dealing with parents, managing multiple projects at once, all while guiding your students through their most formative years. And all the skills you learn through teaching are what will make you a great Salesforce administrator!

Testimonial from    Stephanie Metal

Stephanie Metal

Former Music Educator

Translate your skills to match what the employers are looking for in their job descriptions. Get creative. You spent years grading papers (evaluating products), handling discipline (used research-based strategies to improve performance), contacting parents (direct and clear communication, sometimes with clients whose primary language was not your own), adjusting to last minute schedule changes (adaptable project management)…. And on and on.

Testimonial from    Jaime Jarosz

Jaime Jarosz

Former Educator

You will have to learn the business side, but you have so many soft skills that companies are looking for!

Testimonial from    Kimberly Phillips

Kimberly Phillips

Former Educator

Transfer Your Skills

Check out how some of our Talent Stacker Members translated their previous experience from Education to their Salesforce Career!

Communication & Stakeholder Engagement: Built strong relationships as the point of contact between stakeholders and managers, ensuring timely and accurate communication of all details.

End User Training: Trained over 150 stakeholders a year on relevant/specialty topics and improved individual learning pathways to best support client success.

Program Management: Project manager for a pilot program to support new learning pathways for underserved students and improved student’s success rates by 20%.

Industry Knowledge: Planned, organized, and implemented a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary, and multicultural curriculum that links the arts, math, reading, science, and social studies providing students with a comprehensive learning experience.

Product Delivery: Pivoted to a fully remote work environment while directing 250+ participants and delivering on 100% of KPIs (including: skills knowledge, social and emotional learning, and engagement).

Your Questions Answered

Here are some questions or concerns we commonly hear from people thinking about making this transition

Stories of Success


Anything we didn't cover?

Connect with our Talent Stacker members on LinkedIn. They are happy to share their experience.