|Quick Facts: Teacher Assistants|
|$26,260 per year|
|Some college, no degree|
|8% (As fast as average)|
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
Teacher assistants typically work in public and private schools, at childcare centers, and for religious organizations. About 1 in 3 worked part time in 2016. Most do not work during the summer.
Teacher assistants typically need to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework.
The median annual wage for teacher assistants was $26,260 in May 2017.
Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment along with state and federal funding for education programs should affect growth.
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