Some of the skills we found on special education assistant resumes included "classroom management," "student learning," and "paraprofessional." We have detailed the most important special education assistant responsibilities below.
Before becoming a special education assistant, 56.9% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 9.9% special education assistants went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most special education assistants have a college degree. But about one out of every seven special education assistants didn't attend college at all.
Those special education assistants who do attend college, typically earn either a psychology degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for special education assistants include a elementary education degree or a education degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a special education assistant. We've found that most special education assistant resumes include experience from Santa Rosa High School, Leake and Watts Services, and Richland School District Two. Of recent, Santa Rosa High School had 5 positions open for special education assistants. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at Leake and Watts Services and 3 at Richland School District Two.
If you're interested in companies where special education assistants make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Alliant Energy, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We found that at Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, the average special education assistant salary is $34,717. Whereas at Alliant Energy, special education assistants earn roughly $34,464. And at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, they make an average salary of $33,956.
We also looked into companies who hire special education assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Fairfax County Public Schools, Potomac High School, and Chicago Public Library.