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Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, & Secondary School

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, & Secondary School are responsible for assisting teachers with classroom activities
Teaching Assistant
Do you love working with children but don't want to commit to college to become a teacher. Teachers assistants are a great way to get your feet wet!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Work with kids to shape the next generation. Gain experience that will help you become a better parent. Work flexible hours and get summers off!

TYPICAL SALARY
$80k
That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
CAREER OUTLOOK
Growing
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
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Less Training                                          More Training
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More Structure                                     Less Structure
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ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Educational Assistant, Instructional Assistant, Paraeducator, Paraprofessional, Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant

Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

At A Glance in US
2028 JOB GROWTH
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398,000 (35%)
SALARY RANGE
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AVG. JOBS / YEAR
398,000 (35%)
TIME TO JOURNEYMAN
398,000 (35%)
ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Educational Assistant, Instructional Assistant, Paraeducator, Paraprofessional, Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant
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Your Typical Day:

  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Assist librarians in school libraries.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Clean classrooms.
  • Collect money from students for school-related projects.
  • Conduct demonstrations to teach skills, such as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Maintain student records.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Assist other educational professionals with projects or research.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

    **TODO**
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Tools of the Trade

  • Scanners
  • Sand or water tables or activity centers
  • Mobile medical services first aid kits
  • Balance or gross motor equipment
  • Laminators
  • Board games
  • Cassette players or recorders
  • Notebook computers
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Tactile toys
  • Liquid crystal display projector
  • Laser printers
  • Televisions
  • Compact disk players or recorders
  • Building blocks
  • Keyboards
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras
  • Digital video disk players or recorders
  • Computer mouse
  • Childrens science kits
  • Video cassette players or recorders
  • Microphones
  • Intercom systems
  • Desktop computers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Personal computers
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