These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Teacher Assistants

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a teacher assistant nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a teacher assistant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become teacher assistants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many teacher assistants no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former teacher assistants to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former teacher assistants:

  1. Teacher
  2. Sales Associate
  3. Substitute Teacher
  4. Lead Teacher
  5. Customer Service Representative
  6. Cashier
  7. Internship
  8. Administrative Assistant
  9. Preschool Teacher
  10. Volunteer

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a teacher assistant would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former teacher assistants to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former teacher assistants:

  1. Nanny
  2. Special Educator
  3. In-Home Childcare Provider
  4. Front Desk Receptionist
  5. Program Coordinator
  6. Direct Support Professional
  7. Aide
  8. Speech Language Pathologist
  9. Counselor
  10. Ship Worker

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Teacher Assistants

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed teacher assistant under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a teacher assistant, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former teacher assistants.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Teacher Assistants

Job Title Rank %
Teacher 1 4.85%
Sales Associate 2 2.36%
Substitute Teacher 3 2.31%
Lead Teacher 4 2.13%
Customer Service Representative 5 2.13%
Cashier 6 1.84%
Internship 7 1.83%
Administrative Assistant 8 1.71%
Preschool Teacher 9 1.27%
Volunteer 10 1.09%
Special Education Teacher 11 1.03%
Research Assistant 12 0.84%
Server 13 0.79%
Office Assistant 14 0.76%
Assistant Manager 15 0.67%
Nanny 16 0.66%
Tutor 17 0.63%
Receptionist 18 0.63%
Certified Nursing Assistant 19 0.63%
Home Health Aid 20 0.55%
Office Manager 21 0.53%
Head Teacher 22 0.42%
Medical Assistant 23 0.42%
Case Manager 24 0.41%
Student Teacher 25 0.38%
Manager 26 0.37%
Assistant 27 0.35%
Sales Representative 28 0.35%
Teacher Aide 29 0.34%
Teaching Assistant 30 0.34%
Customer Service Trainer 31 0.33%
Coordinator 32 0.31%
Assistant Director 33 0.3%
Associate 34 0.3%
Pharmacist Technician 35 0.29%
Supervisor 36 0.28%
Instructor 37 0.28%
Pre-K Teacher 38 0.27%
Special Educator 39 0.27%
Specialist 40 0.25%
Security Officer 41 0.24%
Hostess 42 0.23%
Teller 43 0.23%
Registered Nurse 44 0.22%
Director 45 0.22%
Kindergarten Teacher 46 0.21%
In-Home Childcare Provider 47 0.21%
Graphic Designer 48 0.21%
Front Desk Receptionist 49 0.21%
Program Coordinator 50 0.21%
Direct Support Professional 51 0.21%
Aide 52 0.2%
Speech Language Pathologist 53 0.2%
Counselor 54 0.2%
Consultant 55 0.2%
Instructional Assistant 56 0.2%
Program Manager 57 0.2%
Team Leader 58 0.19%
Ship Worker 59 0.19%
Secretary 60 0.19%
Owner 61 0.18%
Student Internship 62 0.18%
Special Education Assistant 63 0.18%
Crew Member 64 0.18%
Waitress 65 0.18%
Infant Teacher 66 0.18%
Customer Service Associate 67 0.17%
Marketing Internship 68 0.17%
Group Leader 69 0.17%
Aba Therapist 70 0.17%
Social Work Internship 71 0.17%
Personal Assistant 72 0.16%
Barista 73 0.16%
Toddler Teacher 74 0.16%
Clerk 75 0.16%
Residential Counselor 76 0.16%
Graduate Assistant 77 0.15%
Social Worker 78 0.15%
Program Assistant 79 0.15%
Store Manager 80 0.15%
Student Assistant 81 0.15%
Sales Associate And Cashier 82 0.15%
Math Teacher 83 0.15%
Graduate Research Assistant 84 0.14%
Housekeeper 85 0.14%
Adjunct Instructor 86 0.14%
Head Start Teacher 87 0.14%
Office Administrator 88 0.14%
Mentor 89 0.14%
Operations Manager 90 0.14%
Bus Driver 91 0.14%
Adjunct Professor 92 0.13%
Executive Assistant 93 0.13%
Teacher Associate 94 0.13%
Technician 95 0.13%
Billing Specialist 96 0.12%
Sales Associate And Customer Service 97 0.12%
Dental Assistant 98 0.12%
Researcher 99 0.12%
Private Tutor 100 0.12%

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