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

  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.

2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26,55017,92019,920 24,90031,22038,000
Alaska 39,83025,17031,210 38,44047,73057,930
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37,80024,26031,440 37,34045,23051,210
Fairbanks North Star Borough 48,88029,07034,190 49,74063,20073,800
Southeast Region 30,51021,43024,230 28,70035,24043,160
Balance of State 43,42029,80035,430 43,22050,09059,280

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

Alaska Christian College   (Soldotna)
Paraprofessional Education

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Teacher Aide