Research Summary. After extensive research, interviews, and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
Salaries have increased 14% for teacher assistants in the last 5 years
Projected job growth for teacher assistants is 4% from 2018-2028
There are over 2,078,561 teacher assistants currently employed in the United States
There are 77,358 active teacher assistant job openings in the US based on job postings
The average salary for a teacher assistant is $27,103
Yes, teacher assistant jobs are in demand. The job market for analysts is projected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028.
|Year||# Of Jobs||% Of Population|
|Year||Avg. Salary||Hourly Rate||% Change|
Mouse over a state to see the number of active teacher assistant jobs in each state. The darker areas on the map show where teacher assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.
|Rank||State||Population||# of Jobs||Employment/|
|1||District of Columbia||693,972||168||24%|
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We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Terry Chvala: Growing trend in "soft marketable skills," professional dispositions (body language, active listening, confidence, modeling professional attributes, etc.) (some more so due to Covid, but will continue to be skills that are sought after).
Terry Chvala: 1. Nationwide (not locally): In certain parts of the country where education is highly valued, and pay is aligned with that value, there is a growing trend that requires all teachers to have a Master's Degree to teach in the public schools. (This is not trending in TX or in our local Houston region).
2. Blended learning
3. Personalized learning
4. Covid-19 related trends:
-connecting students to learning in new ways
-how to reach and engage students in online and blended learning
Terry Chvala: Although oil & gas continue to suffer locally and regionally, there is still a growing trend that people continue to move to Texas. So this area continues to be a positive job market for educators and other industry. Most area school districts have become fairly competitive (with each other, but nowhere near northern and northeastern states and many others) on their starting teacher pay.
Human and Consumer Sciences
Lisa Diebel: I think when you can show experiential experiences and an internship, you will stand out. An error-free resume is also critical.
Lisa Diebel: I expect my current FCS teacher education student to have at least one teaching offer, if not multiple requests, at the end of the spring semester. Two of my community leadership students, who graduate this weekend, have reasonable job offers. One at a hospital daycare center as an assistant teacher and another at a local grocery market as a manager. Much to my delight, the pandemic has not stopped their ability to move forward.
Lisa Diebel: I think FCS, ED, and CL graduates will successfully find employment anywhere in the US. An FCS degree offers a lot of versatility.