My work week is balanced across taking graduate coursework, teaching undergraduate courses, assisting with existing research projects, and investigating and theorizing original research plans.
Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+3.4% (slower than the average)
Most Common Level of Education
Roadtrip Nation Leaders in This Career
What Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary Do
Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.
Other Job Titles Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary May Have
Graduate Assistant, Graduate Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Assistant (TA), Teaching Fellow
How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Teach undergraduate-level courses.
- Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, or papers, and record grades.
- Lead discussion sections, tutorials, or laboratory sections.
- Develop teaching materials, such as syllabi, visual aids, answer keys, supplementary notes, or course Web sites.
- Inform students of the procedures for completing and submitting class work, such as lab reports.
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