Job Title: Teacher Aide
Type of Company: I work for an elementary school.
Education: high school
Previous Experience: I was a school monitor and worked in a school office.
Job Tasks: I work one-on-one with a student with special needs. My job is to help him during the school day with modified work and to help him to attend and participate in special classes such as gym, music and art. I supervise him at lunch and recess and make certain he gets off the bus in the morning and back on it at the end of the school day.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Depending on the student's mood -- if he's had a good night's sleep or a doctor's appointment with shots -- a day can be tough or easy. But as a rule every day is good. The big plus for me is that I have two school-age children so I am able to be off from work when they are off from school.
1. My job is a great job for a mom or dad that wants to be at home with their children when there are school vacations and all those Monday holidays or snow days.
2. If you really like it you should think of pursuing a teaching degree.
3. Good people skills are a plus as you will be dealing with parents.
Additional Thoughts: I attended college for one and half years and now that I am older I wish I had finished at least an Associates degree, 'cause I would be making more money. I strongly suggest, therefore, that you stay in school. Pursue an area you are interested in and you will go far. If working with children is of interest to you, get your teaching degree and continue to take all the classes that are offered by your school district. While the children in nursery school are very sweet and you need an advanced degree to work with them as a rule, you don't get paid much and never have I heard of health care being offered go for the k-12 school system.
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.
100% Online & No Standardized Testing
Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.
There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).
Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education.
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs
At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Teacher Assistants, including: