An Education Paraprofessional is basically a teacher's assistant in a school. They are tasked with making tools and maintaining order, generally, in the classroom. They tend to the student's needs and may even teach, under the supervision of a licensed teacher, that is.
Earning an average hourly wage of $14.00, which amounts to about $30,000 a year, they work hand-in-hand with the licensed teachers to care for, instill knowledge, and basically train the students in a conducive and adequate environment.
Education Paraprofessionals need some skills that critical thinking, communication, and resourcefulness are at the forefront. They may also be called into play when a health emergency arises, as they are trained quite efficiently to perform CPR and First Aid. They mostly major in Psychology with Elementary Education following closely, and a Bachelor's Degree is the degree of choice if you want to venture into the field. A master's degree is also very well appreciated, but it is not so common.