Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
43%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
8.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$38,050
or $18.29 per hour
Volume
135,160
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.9/10

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Automation risk

43% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 8.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' was $38,050, or $18 per hour

'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' were paid 17.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 135,160 people employed as 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' within the United States.

This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary'.

Job description

Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing instructional support activities, such as developing teaching materials, leading discussion groups, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers.

SOC Code: 25-9044.00

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Comments

Siti Nor Aminah Sa'at (Uncertain) says
The role I play in my job is a compassionate one which needs a human touch.
Jun 07, 2023 at 10:37 AM
a (Moderate) says
grading, which is a big part of this job, could be automated
Oct 18, 2022 at 06:27 PM

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