|Quick Facts: Teacher Assistants|
|$29,360 per year|
|Some college, no degree|
|9% (As fast as average)|
Teacher assistants work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction.
Teacher assistants typically work in schools, at childcare centers, and for religious organizations. Most work full time, although part-time work is common. They generally do not work during the summer.
To enter the occupation, teacher assistants typically need to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework.
The median annual wage for teacher assistants was $29,360 in May 2021.
Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 136,400 openings for teacher assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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