• Teacher Assistants
  • Education and Training
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 24,630
    $19,970 range bar $31,270
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Teacher assistants work under a teacher's supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

What do they typically do

  • Help supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips
  • Review material with students one-on-one or in small groups to reinforce teachers lessons
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment such as computers
  • Under teachers direction and guidance, present subject matter to students using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.4%
Job Opening 3,281

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Educational Assistant, Instructional Assistant, Paraeducator, Paraprofessional, Special Education Aide, Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education Teacher Assistant, Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA

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