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Teacher Assistants
(SOC Code : 25-9041)
in Santa Clara County

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Santa Clara County is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA, which includes San Benito and Santa Clara counties.
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Wages for this occupation in Santa Clara County are not available.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA2018 - 20286,8207,4406209.18,130

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Number of Employers in Santa Clara County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 78468.3%
Colleges and Universities 8811.4%
Child Day Care Services 5966.2%
Other Schools and Instruction 8192.9%
Religious Organizations 9822.6%
Junior Colleges 222.1%
Individual and Family Services 1,3901.4%
Civic and Social Organizations 3841.0%

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Program Title
Teacher Assistant/Aide

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
Observe students` performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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Alternate Titles
Teacher Aides; Teaching Assistants; Instructional Aides; Paraeducators; Examination Proctors; Special Education Aides; and Instructional Assistants
 
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