Teacher Assistants

Are you curious about a career as a teacher assistant in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.

Now you can learn what Teacher Assistants do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.

While you watch the first video on teacher assistants, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.

If you’re interested in a career as a teacher assistant in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.

Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for teacher assistants and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a teacher assistant. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.

You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about teacher assistants below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on teacher assistants in the United States of America.

What Teacher Assistants Do

Teacher assistants work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction.

Work Environment

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.

How to Become a Teacher Assistant

Teacher assistants typically need to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework.


The median annual wage for teacher assistants was $28,900 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

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.

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