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Occupation Title: Teacher Assistants

Description: Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-9041

Sample Job Titles: Teacher Assistant, Paraprofessional, Instructional Assistant, Special Education Teaching Assistant, Paraeducator, Teacher Aide, Special Education Paraprofessional, Teaching Assistant, Educational Technician, Instructional Aide

Salary Chart Teacher Assistants

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 1,249,380
2011: 1,214,090
2012: 1,185,700
2013: 1,190,720
2014: 1,192,590

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 382,600
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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