"class activities," "classroom management," and "cpr" aren't the only skills we found teacher assistants list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of teacher assistant responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 49.3% of teacher assistants have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 6.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a teacher assistant. While it's true that most teacher assistants have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six teacher assistants did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The teacher assistants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied psychology and business, while a small population of teacher assistants studied early childhood education and education.
Once you're ready to become a teacher assistant, you should explore the companies that typically hire teacher assistants. According to teacher assistant resumes that we searched through, teacher assistants are hired the most by Learning Care Group, Astor Services, and Regina Nursing Center. Currently, Learning Care Group has 9 teacher assistant job openings, while there are 8 at Astor Services and 7 at Regina Nursing Center.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, teacher assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at Portage Public Schools, Catholic Charities USA, and E! Entertainment Television. Take Portage Public Schools for example. The median teacher assistant salary is $32,467. At Catholic Charities USA, teacher assistants earn an average of $31,871, while the average at E! Entertainment Television is $30,503. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire teacher assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include ESL Federal Credit Union, Brigham Young University, and KinderCare Learning Centers.
For the most part, teacher assistants make their living in the education and non profits industries. Teacher assistants tend to make the most in the education industry with an average salary of $25,063. The teacher assistant annual salary in the non profits and government industries generally make $23,515 and $23,318 respectively. Additionally, teacher assistants who work in the education industry make 9.9% more than teacher assistants in the technology Industry.