Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Online Ads for Teacher Assistants Highest Ever

There is a huge need for teacher assistants heading into the 2015-2016 school year. More than 500 ads in July 2015 called for help from workers to fill the need for teacher assistants. According to the BLS, teacher assistants:
  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior
  • Help teachers with record keeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers
  • Help supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips
The Salem-Keizer School District put up the most ads in July with 73, but ads were dispersed across the state. Eugene School District (28), North Clackamas (21), Gresham-Barlow (17), and Springfield (17) all put up a large number of ads.

Online ads are counted by Wanted Analytics and The Conference Board, which gather ads from multiple job boards across the internet, then remove duplicates and clean up the data.

The median income for a teacher assistant in Oregon is $29,111. In 2012, there were more than 17,000 teacher assistants in Oregon, and that number is expected to reach almost 20,000 by the year 2022.

For more information on teacher assistants and a look at current job listings, visit our Teacher Assistant Occupational Profile.

For more information on online ads, read our latest Help Wanted Online Ads report.

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