|Quick Facts: Teacher Assistants|
|2012 Median Pay||$23,640 per year|
|Entry-Level Education||Some college, no degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||1,223,400|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||9% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||105,000|
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
Teacher assistants work in public and private schools, childcare centers, and for religious organizations. About 4 in 10 worked part time in 2012. Most do not work during the summer.
Educational requirements, which vary by school district and position, range from a high school diploma to an associate’s degree.
The median annual wage for teacher assistants was $23,640 in May 2012.
Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected due to increases in student enrollment in elementary and secondary schools as well as in childcare and preschool.
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