Classroom Assistants


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Classroom Assistants

Classroom Assistants - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Most teacher aides work at elementary, middle, and high schools.

Major employers:

  • Public and private schools
  • Child care centers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is growing about as fast as average. Student enrollments are expected to continue to grow. There are more special education students and students who speak English as a second language. Teacher aides work mainly with these two groups of students. School budget cuts may increase the number of pupils in each classroom. All these factors increase the need for aides.

Many job openings occur as people leave the occupation for other jobs.

Teacher Aides (CIS 100466)

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Illinois
56,579
Very large
&
4.6%
5.8%
>>>>
6,077
Very High
  Champaign Area
1,385
Very large
&
7.1%
7.0%
>>>>
154
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
1,132
Very large
&
3.9%
5.0%
>>>>
120
Very High
  Cook County
22,480
Very large
&
3.2%
5.6%
>>>>
2,368
Very High
  Decatur Area
540
Very large
&
9.4%
7.0%
>>>>
62
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
3,892
Very large
&
12.3%
9.7%
>>>>
463
Very High
  Du Page County
4,442
Very large
&
-0.5%
5.4%
>>>>
443
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
1,153
Very large
&
7.5%
5.1%
>>>>
130
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
610
Very large
&
5.9%
7.0%
>>>>
67
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
977
Very large
&
4.1%
5.2%
>>>>
105
Very High
  Lake County
3,563
Very large
&
6.0%
8.6%
>>>>
389
Very High
  McHenry County
1,349
Very large
&
1.7%
6.8%
>>>>
139
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
931
Very large
&
5.8%
6.8%
>>>>
102
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
1,392
Very large
&
2.3%
3.6%
>>>>
144
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
2,650
Very large
&
5.8%
7.3%
>>>>
289
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
940
Very large
&
2.2%
4.3%
>>>>
97
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
911
Very large
&
8.0%
5.7%
>>>>
102
Very High
  Rockford Area
1,637
Very large
&
5.6%
7.6%
>>>>
178
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
622
Very large
&
0.5%
2.4%
>>>>
62
Very High
  Springfield Area
1,296
Very large
&
4.6%
4.7%
>>>>
139
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
1,607
Very large
&
5.1%
6.4%
>>>>
173
Very High
  Vermilion County
333
Very large
&
-2.1%
4.9%
>>>>
32
Very High
  Will County
2,790
Very large
&
11.1%
9.1%
>>>>
327
Very High
United States
1,395,900
Very large
&
3.6%
3.7%
>>>>
140,400
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.