Teacher Assistants (25-9041)

Occupation description:  Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Excludes Graduate Teaching Assistants (25-1191).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4,3594,580 5.122 107129
United States 1,234,1001,312,800 6.47,860 29,59037,450

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27,95018,46021,170 26,26033,19039,780
Alaska 40,88027,32033,410 39,44048,08057,690
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39,40025,84032,900 38,88046,98053,270
Fairbanks North Star Borough 50,94030,32035,610 52,89066,04076,980
Southeast Region 39,60027,81032,700 39,83046,34051,030
Balance of State 40,46028,05033,600 39,27047,66055,600

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5,532440 8.047.2 36.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,171
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation173
UI claimants previously working in occupation291
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,943
Number of job position postings 260
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Some college, no degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Christian College   (Soldotna)
Paraprofessional Education AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Educator Para-Professional AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Educator: Para-Professional AAS
Educator: Para-Professional CT2

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Teacher Aide