Teaching Assistants, Special Education

4.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.11 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Teaching Assistants, Special Education' job openings is expected to rise 5% by 2031
'Teaching Assistants, Special Education' is expected to be an average 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, Special Education' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Teaching Assistants, Special Education' was $29,360, or $14.11 hourly
'Teaching Assistants, Special Education' are paid 35.8% 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, special education?

As of 2021 there were 1,187,270 people employed as Teaching Assistants, Special Education within the United States.
This represents around 0.84% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 118 people are employed as Teaching Assistants, Special Education.

Job description

Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher to provide academic, social, or life skills to students who have learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

SOC Code: 25-9043.00


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