The job outlook for Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants is considered Average because:
1. Employment grew at an above-average rate.
2. The retirement rate is above average, and the number of retiring workers contributes to job openings.
3. Hourly wages ($14.98) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.
4. The unemployment rate (9%) is above the 2004 average (7%).