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. Some teacher assistants work part time. 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 $27,920 in May 2019.
Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment along with state and federal funding for education programs should affect growth.