Teaching Assistants, Special Education

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
55%
risk level
POLLING
36%
Based on 19 votes
LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
5.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$35,550
or $17.09 per hour
Volume
1,337,320
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
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Automation risk

55% (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.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

36% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 55% chance of automation.

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Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 5.0% 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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary' was $35,550, or $17 per hour

'Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary' were paid 26.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 1,337,320 people employed as 'Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary' within the United States.

This represents around 0.9% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 113 people are employed as 'Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary'.

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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