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Teacher Assistants

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.

Also known as

Special Education Teacher Assistant, Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Educational Assistant, Instructional Assistant, Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education Aide, Paraprofessional, Paraeducator


The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
High school diploma or equivalent



Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 5.9%
10-Year Openings 40,248


People in this occupation tend to earn between $27,239 to $38,292 annually

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Assist students with special educational needs.

Licensing Information

No licenses found for this occupation.

Certification Information

No certifications found for this occupation.