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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4,3974,451 1.2243 202450
United States 1,308,1001,417,600 8.474,800 62,200147,950

Job outlook

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


Wage data is not available.

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

Alaska Christian College   (Soldotna)
Paraprofessional Education AA

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

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Teacher Aide