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Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience

Dr. Mark Schisler, a biology teacher, helps students prep a lab at Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience. Schisler was a chiropractor before switching to teaching.
Ryan Delaney | St. Louis Public Radio

There are pros and cons: Much less pay. But summers off from work.

As schools across the country struggle to fill science teacher positions, some educators say it’s time to persuade trained scientists and health care professionals to switch careers and come back to school, this time as teachers.