Teacher Assistants
SOC: 25-9041.00

Description:

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,234,100 employed

Projected (2024):
1,312,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Assistant Elementary Teacher
  • Assistant Reading Teacher
  • At Risk Paraprofessional
  • Basic Skills Improvement Program Instructional Aide (BSIP Instructional Aide)
  • Bilingual Teacher Aide
  • Bilingual Teacher Assistant
  • Campus Aide
  • Classroom Aide
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Clerical Aide Teacher
  • Clerical Grader
  • Computer Aide
  • Computer Assistant
  • Computer Lab Assistant
  • Computer Lab Para Professional
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant)
  • ED Educational Aide (Emotionally Disturbed Educational Aide)
  • Education Paraprofessional
  • Educational Aid
  • Educational Assistant
  • Educational Assistant Teacher
  • Educational Resources Center Instructional Paraprofessional (ERC Instructional Paraprofessional)
  • Educational Technician
  • English Language Learner Tutor (ELL Tutor)
  • ESL Instructional Assistant (English as a Second Language Instructional Assistant)
  • ESL Tutor (English as a Second Language Tutor)
  • ESOL Teacher Assistant (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Assistant)
  • Examination Grader
  • Examination Proctor
  • Examination Scorer
  • Exceptional Children Teacher Assistant
  • Exceptional Student Education Aide (ESE Aide)
  • Extended Resource Developmentally Delayed Assistant (Extended Resource DD Assistant)
  • Gifted and Talented Student Education Aide
  • Grader
  • Grading Clerk
  • Helper Teacher
  • In School Suspension Aide (ISS Aide)
  • In School Suspension Coordinator (ISS Coordinator)
  • Inclusion Paraeducator
  • Instructional Aide
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Instructional Paraprofessional
  • Itinerant Teacher Assistant
  • Kindergarten Aide
  • Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Kindergarten Paraprofessional
  • Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
  • Kindergartners Helper
  • Learning Support Aide
  • Library Paraprofessional
  • Media Aid
  • Media Assistant
  • Paper Grader
  • Para Educator
  • Para Professional
  • Paraeducator
  • Paraprofessional
  • Paraprofessional Aide
  • Paraprofessional Aide Teacher
  • Paraprofessional Education Assistant
  • Practice or Student Teacher
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Preschool Teacher's Assistant
  • Proctor
  • Program Assistant
  • Public Health Training Assistant (PHTA)
  • Readiness Paraprofessional
  • Reading Aide
  • Reading Assistant
  • Resource Paraprofessional
  • School Aide
  • SLD Educational Aide (Specific Learning Disability Educational Aide)
  • Special Education Aide
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Special Education Associate
  • Special Education Classroom Aide
  • Special Education Instructional Assistant
  • Special Education Para Professional
  • Special Education Paraeducator
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teaching Assistant
  • Special Population Paraprofessional
  • Study Hall Supervisor
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Supervisory Aide
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Teacher Associate
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Teachers Assistant
  • Teaching Aide
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Test Grader
  • Title I Assistant
  • TMD Teacher Assistant (Trainable Mentally Disabled Teacher Assistant)
  • Tutor
  • Visual Aid Expert


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
  • Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
  • Type, file, and duplicate materials.
  • Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas and submit outlines to teachers for review.
  • Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories and assist students with hardware and software use.
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.
  • Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
  • Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
  • Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
  • Collect money from students for school-related projects.
  • Monitor classroom viewing of live or recorded courses transmitted by communication satellites.
  • Operate and maintain audio-visual equipment.
  • Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
  • Assist librarians in school libraries.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Alternative computer keyboards
  • Audio tape recorders or players
  • Braille slates
  • Braille styluses
  • Communication boards
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer laser printers
  • Data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Educational board games
  • Emergency first aid kits
  • Enteral feeding equipment
  • Eye controlled computer mouse equipment
  • Foot operated mouse equipment
  • Head operated joysticks
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Intercom systems
  • Jellybean switches
  • Laminating equipment
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Microphones
  • Mouth operated joysticks
  • Oral suction tubes
  • Overhead projectors
  • Page turners
  • Pegboards
  • Personal computers
  • Play structures
  • Portable communication devices
  • Portable oxygen equipment
  • Reading pens
  • Sand tables
  • Science activity kits
  • Sound switches
  • Talking calculators
  • Teletypewriters TTY
  • Television monitors
  • Toy block sets
  • Trackballs
  • Video cassette recorders VCR
  • Video magnifiers
  • Water tables
  • Wheelchairs
  • Wireless touch screen monitors
  • Word prediction software
  • Automate the Schools ATS
  • Blackboard software
  • Children's educational software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Hand held spell checkers
  • High School Scheduling and Transcript HSST
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Screen magnification software
  • Screen reader software
  • Special Education Student Information System SESIS
  • Student information systems SIS
  • Text to speech software
  • Web browser software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000