In Demand: Teacher Assistants


Teachers are busy people. They do recess and lunchroom duty, make photocopies, create lesson plans, tutor kids falling behind in their studies and do clerical work. To help ease the extra pressures of the workday, schools are increasingly hiring teacher assistants to help with the outside work so teachers can - well - teach.

If you love working with children but don't have the education or credentials to be a licensed teacher, check out these facts about teacher assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).