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Occupational Report for Teacher Assistants (25-9041) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational 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 Outlook for Teacher Assistants
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Teacher Assistants There are 45 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Substitute Teachers and Teachers Assistants 10/31/14 La Grande
Assistant Teacher 10/31/14 Hillsboro $11.83/hr to $13.01/hr DOE
(CL 1688) Instructional Assistant - Title One 10/31/14 Beaverton $13.99/hr to $17.87/hr DOE
Substitute Teacher 10/31/14 Eugene
Special Programs Instructional Assistant 2 - Bilingual 10/30/14 Salem $15.67/hr to $20.00/hr
Teacher Assistant 10/29/14 Madras DOE
Substitute Instructional Assistant 10/29/14 Coos & Curry Counties $11.67/hr
Instructional Support Assistant 10/28/14 Salem $17.27/hr to $22.09/hr
Infant and Toddler Teacher (part-time,Damascus, OR) 10/28/14 Damascus $10.00/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Teaching Assistant (Literacy Assistant at Oregon School for the Deaf) 10/28/14 Salem
Instructional Assistant 10/27/14 Sutherlin $11.13/hr
Floater - Different Locations 10/23/14 Hood River $9.32/hr
Temporary Instructional Assistant 10/22/14 Eugene $10.50/hr
Programs Assistant 10/22/14 Coos Bay $9.10/hr
Milieu Aide - Classroom 10/14/14 La Grande $9.19/hr to $10.75/hr DOE
Teacher's Aide Floater 10/14/14 Malin $9.10/hr
Substitute Teacher Assistants 10/13/14 Pendleton $9.10/hr
Substitute Teacher Assistants 10/13/14 Hermiston $9.10/hr
Center Aide 10/13/14 Malin $9.10/hr
Classroom / Bus Aide 10/13/14 Lakeview DOE
Assistant Teacher 10/12/14 Sherwood
Educational Assistant / Cook 10/9/14 Boardman $9.37/hr to $12.37/hr Neg.
Printmaking Instructional Assistant B 10/7/14 Salem
Classroom Aide 10/3/14 Oregon City $10.10/hr
2014-2015 Instructional Asisstant Substitute Pool - Dist Position #1155 10/2/14 Milwaukie DOE
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Job Openings from the Web for Teacher Assistants The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 60 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
1:1 Educational Assistant - Spring Creek Elementary 10/29/14 Eugene Eugene School District 4J
Technical Assistant 19 hours/week Part-Time Temporary 10/28/14 Milwaukie North Clackamas Schools
Instructional Assistant .8125 FTE (6.5 hours a day) Part Time Temporary 10/28/14 Milwaukie North Clackamas Schools
Education Program Assistant 2 10/28/14 Redmond Oregon State University
Education Program Assistant 1 10/28/14 Grants Pass Oregon State University
Instructional Assistant 6hrs/day (.75 FTE) Part Time Permanent 10/28/14 Milwaukie North Clackamas Schools
Birth 3 Teacher 10/24/14 Portland Nike
TEACHER ASSISTANT (GOLDENDALE) 10/24/14 Hood River
Teaching Assistant (Literacy Assistant at Oregon School for the Deaf) 10/24/14 Salem Oregon Department of Education
Instructional Assistant-ELL 10/23/14 Eagle Point Eagle Point SD 9
(CL 1686) Special Ed Program Assistant 10/23/14 Portland
Head Start Assistant Teacher 10/22/14 Mt. Hood Community College
Educational Assistant IB (ELL Classroom) 10/22/14 Portland Multnomah ESD
Teaching Assistant (Literacy Assistant) 10/22/14 Salem State of Oregon
ELD Bilingual Instructional Assistant 3hrs/day (.375 FTE) Part Time Permanent 10/21/14 Milwaukie North Clackamas Schools
Educational Assistant IA 10/20/14 Portland Multnomah ESD
Substitute Residential Avisor 10/16/14 Troutdale Springdale Job Corps Center
Birth 3 Teacher 10/15/14 Portland Nike
FULL-TIME ELEMENTARY TITLE IA PARAPROFESSIONAL 10/14/14 Lakeview
Teacher Early HS Teacher (1110_10633753) 10/13/14 Roseburg UCAN Head Start
Classroom / Bus Aide 10/13/14 Lakeview
Waste Reduction Education Assistant (grades 6-12) - part-time temporary 10/13/14 Metro
Recreaton Aide- Early Childhood 10/10/14 Springfield Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Educational Assistant IB (Yamhill Cty. Juvenile Detention Center) 10/10/14 Portland Multnomah ESD
Assistant Teacher 10/9/14 Sherwood Learning Care Group
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State of Oregon License Information for Teacher Assistants No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Teacher Assistants
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (annual wages) Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $20,584 $25,320 $29,660 $35,271 $39,338 $30,188
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 22,626 25,744 28,734 32,608 37,308 29,293
Multnomah / Washington 20,961 26,093 31,344 36,651 41,441 31,380
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 24,014 28,269 33,982 39,327 45,027 34,001
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 21,811 25,546 29,368 34,107 37,444 29,568
Lane 20,595 24,831 28,737 33,654 37,520 28,957
Douglas 19,669 21,706 25,471 28,204 29,843 25,135
Coos / Curry 20,244 22,364 26,227 30,316 35,124 26,801
Jackson / Josephine 19,274 20,976 26,917 30,887 36,606 27,114
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 24,430 26,432 29,333 33,196 36,649 29,582
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 23,088 26,691 32,300 38,071 44,410 32,657
Klamath / Lake 19,302 19,737 23,814 28,802 32,926 24,802
Morrow / Umatilla 19,763 23,180 27,815 32,116 36,390 27,873
Baker / Union / Wallowa 20,225 22,578 26,344 29,331 31,227 26,093
Grant / Harney / Malheur 19,741 21,608 25,945 28,813 30,532 25,382
Clackamas 19,712 26,875 30,833 35,961 39,207 30,977
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Regional Employment Projections for Teacher Assistants
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 17,376 19,676 2,300 13.2% 230 394 624
Multnomah / Washington 4,794 5,563 769 16.0% 77 109 186
Lane 2,198 2,492 294 13.4% 29 50 79
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,928 2,189 261 13.5% 26 44 70
Clackamas 1,602 1,744 142 8.9% 14 36 50
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 1,203 1,308 105 8.7% 10 27 37
Jackson / Josephine 1,153 1,271 118 10.2% 12 26 38
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 787 872 85 10.8% 8 18 26
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 568 615 47 8.3% 5 13 18
Douglas 442 492 50 11.3% 5 10 15
Morrow / Umatilla 435 494 59 13.6% 6 10 16
Klamath / Lake 387 412 25 6.5% 2 9 11
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 330 375 45 13.6% 4 8 12
Coos / Curry 285 300 15 5.3% 2 6 8
Grant / Harney / Malheur 259 283 24 9.3% 2 6 8
Baker / Union / Wallowa 210 233 23 11.0% 2 5 7

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Teacher Assistants
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 17,376
Total All Industries Private 3,469
Educational Services Private 1,390
Elementary and Secondary Schools Private 824
Educational Support Services Private 524
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 1,607
Social Assistance Private 1,532
Child Day Care Services Private 1,477
Other Services (except Government) Private 411
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 411
Religious Organizations Private 388
Total All Industries Local 13,781
Educational Services Local 12,723
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 12,186
Junior Colleges Local 537
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 1,031
Educational Requirements for Teacher Assistants The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
Skills for Teacher Assistants
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Childhood Development Theories
  • Apply Classroom Management Techniques
  • Apply Special Education Techniques
  • Apply Teaching Techniques
  • Apply Teaching Techniques In Classroom
  • Communicate Student Progress
  • Convert Information Into Instructional Program
  • Design Classroom Presentations
  • Develop Instructional Materials
  • Evaluate Student Performance
  • Maintain Group Discipline
  • Maintain Safe Environment For Students
  • Make Presentations
  • Operate Fax Machines, Copiers, Printers, And Other Office Machines
  • Oversee And Direct Children'S Recreational Play
  • Prepare Audio-Visual Teaching Aids
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Recognize Childhood Problems
  • Recognize Student Problems, Including Learning Disabilities
  • Research Work-Related Topics Using Library Resources
  • Supervise Student Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Multi-Media Technology In Educational And Library Settings
  • Use On-Line Search Techniques
  • Use Principles Of Group Dynamics
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Teacher Assistants The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 962-3672
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Tillamook Bay Community College
4301 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-8222
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Teacher Assistants These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Clackamas Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College