Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary

5.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
43%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8%
by 2031
WAGES
$38,040
or $18.29 hourly
VOLUME
121,290
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 43% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 8% by 2031
'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' was $38,040, or $18.29 hourly
'Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary' are paid 16.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as teaching assistants, postsecondary?

As of 2021 there were 121,290 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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