There are currently an estimated 1,308,100 teacher's assistants in the United States. The teacher assistant job market is expected to grow by 8.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are teacher's assistants?

CareerExplorer rates teacher's assistants with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 114,100 teacher's assistants. That number is based on 109,500 additional teacher's assistants, and the retirement of 4,600 existing teacher's assistants.

What’s the supply of teacher's assistants?

The teacher assistant industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas

Teacher Assistant job market by state

State Name Employed Teacher's Assistants
California 162,380
New York 125,790
Texas 86,820
Illinois 60,940
New Jersey 55,660
Florida 46,220
Pennsylvania 45,950
Ohio 38,530
Georgia 36,430
Michigan 36,390
Massachusetts 36,370
Washington 36,330
Minnesota 33,080
Virginia 30,230
North Carolina 29,870
Indiana 26,530
Wisconsin 24,840
Arizona 23,710
Tennessee 22,460
Connecticut 22,100
Kansas 19,730
Missouri 19,680
Iowa 19,440
Colorado 19,270
Oregon 19,130
Maryland 18,820
Kentucky 16,180
Louisiana 16,140
Utah 16,030
South Carolina 15,650
Oklahoma 11,770
Mississippi 11,320
Arkansas 11,040
Nebraska 10,860
Alabama 8,880
New Hampshire 8,790
Puerto Rico 7,970
Idaho 7,470
Maine 7,440
New Mexico 7,290
Nevada 6,150
Hawaii 5,930
North Dakota 5,700
Vermont 5,200
Rhode Island 5,090
Alaska 4,810
West Virginia 3,890
Montana 3,880
South Dakota 3,670
Delaware 3,500
Wyoming 3,300
District of Columbia 3,100
Guam 770
Virgin Islands 370