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Teaching Assistants, Special Education

Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher to provide academic, social, or life skills to students who have learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 35430/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 44,420
    • Yearly Projected Openings 4260

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    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:


    • Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged
    • Balance or gross motor equipment
    • Board games
    • Braille devices for the physically challenged
    • Building blocks
    • Cassette players or recorders
    • Childrens science kits
    • Compact disk players or recorders
    • Computer mouse
    • Desktop calculator
    • Desktop computers
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Enteral feeding administration sets
    • Game pads or joy sticks
    • Intercom systems
    • Keyboards
    • Laminators
    • Laser printers
    • Letter or symbol boards for the physically challenged
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • Medical gas cylinders or related devices
    • Medical or surgical suction tubings
    • Microphones
    • Mobile medical services first aid kits
    • Notebook computers
    • Overhead projectors
    • Page turners for the physically challenged
    • Personal computers
    • Sand or water tables or activity centers
    • Scanners
    • Tactile toys
    • Telecommunication devices TDD or teletypewriters TTY for the physically challenged
    • Televisions
    • Touch screen monitors
    • Video cassette players or recorders
    • Visual presenters
    • Voice synthesizers for the physically challenged
    • Wheelchairs
    • Writing aids for the physically challenged


    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Computer based training software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Device drivers or system software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Internet browser software
    • Multi-media educational software
    • Office suite software
    • Presentation software
    • Project management software
    • Spell checkers
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Video conferencing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Word processing software

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