Most classroom assistants list "cpr," "personal care," and "mathematics" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important classroom assistant responsibilities here:
We've found that 59.4% of classroom assistants have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 7.7% earned their master's degrees before becoming a classroom assistant. While it's true that most classroom assistants have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven classroom assistants did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those classroom assistants who do attend college, typically earn either a psychology degree or a elementary education degree. Less commonly earned degrees for classroom assistants include a business degree or a early childhood education degree.
Once you're ready to become a classroom assistant, you should explore the companies that typically hire classroom assistants. According to classroom assistant resumes that we searched through, classroom assistants are hired the most by Kennedy Krieger Institute, Hopelink, and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Currently, Kennedy Krieger Institute has 6 classroom assistant job openings, while there are 4 at Hopelink and 2 at Adams 12 Five Star Schools.
If you're interested in companies where classroom assistants make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Sunnyside Unified School District, Paradise Valley Unified School District No. 69, and Delaware Technical Community College. We found that at Sunnyside Unified School District, the average classroom assistant salary is $24,654. Whereas at Paradise Valley Unified School District No. 69, classroom assistants earn roughly $24,281. And at Delaware Technical Community College, they make an average salary of $23,820.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Brigham Young University, University of California Press, and Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library. These three companies have hired a significant number of classroom assistants from these institutions.
In general, classroom assistants fulfill roles in the education and non profits industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the classroom assistant annual salary is the highest in the non profits industry with $22,746 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the education and government industries pay $22,643 and $22,483 respectively. This means that classroom assistants who are employed in the non profits industry make 3.9% more than classroom assistants who work in the health care Industry.