Teacher assistants work under a teacher's supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
Teacher assistants work in public and private schools, at childcare centers, and for religious organizations. About 2 in 5 worked part time in 2014. 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 $24,900 in May 2015.
Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from increases in student enrollment and classroom size and continued demand for special education services.
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