"class activities," "classroom management," and "child care" aren't the only skills we found teacher aides list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of teacher aide responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a teacher aide, 38.6% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 4.4% teacher aides 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, some teacher aides have a college degree. But about one out of every four teacher aides didn't attend college at all.
The teacher aides who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied psychology and business, while a small population of teacher aides studied early childhood education and elementary education.
When you're ready to become a teacher aide, you might wonder which companies hire teacher aides. According to our research through teacher aide resumes, teacher aides are mostly hired by Brookville Wood Products, ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education, and Volunteers of America Los Angeles. Now is a good time to apply as Brookville Wood Products has 6 teacher aides job openings, and there are 5 at ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education and 5 at Volunteers of America Los Angeles.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, teacher aides tend to earn the biggest salaries at Rochambeau, The French International School, Fairview Health Services, and San Diego Community College District. Take Rochambeau, The French International School for example. The median teacher aide salary is $26,931. At Fairview Health Services, teacher aides earn an average of $26,694, while the average at San Diego Community College District is $26,481. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a teacher aide include Brigham Young University, University of California Press, and Bright Horizons. These three companies were found to hire the most teacher aides from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.