1. To be an elementary or secondary school teacher assistant, you usually need a high school diploma.
2. You may also need college courses in childcare or a related field.
3. To be a teacher assistant who aids students with special needs, you need specialized training and experience.
4. Movement among occupations related to child and adolescent care is possible with experience.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.