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)

  Average 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.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27,12018,12020,520 25,41031,99038,820
Alaska 40,22026,81032,560 38,56047,62057,190
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39,65027,33033,390 38,98046,68052,980
Fairbanks North Star Borough 51,01032,00035,720 53,00065,40075,690
Southeast Region 32,77022,82026,130 31,50037,85045,700
Balance of State 40,62028,16033,170 39,39047,99056,270

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5,654462 8.247.6 37.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,293
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation178
UI claimants previously working in occupation295
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,737
Number of job position postings 409
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.2

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

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Teacher Aide