Why being a teaching assistant is so rewarding

January 10, 2020

Having a job that is both fulfilling and rewarding is important. If you are looking at getting into a job that is rewarding, consider becoming a teaching assistant.

Despite the sometimes chaotic work environment and pressure from parents and colleagues, a teaching assistant role can be one of the most rewarding careers available. You can become part of a student’s life and watch them learn and grow as the school year progresses.

Helping Students Overcome Hurdles

A teaching assistant is often tasked with helping students overcome learning difficulties, and the feeling of satisfaction when you do this is incredible.

Imagine working hard with one particular student and when they achieve the hurdle they have been struggling with, seeing the sense of achievement on their face is so rewarding!

Making a difference

As a teaching assistant, you are uniquely placed to make a real difference in the lives of the children that you work with. In many schools, there are children who have challenging home lives, personal problems or confidence issues.

Teachers, although they will have some time to help those children, also have an entire class to look after. As a teaching assistant, you have more time to give students individual attention, which can often make a huge difference in their lives.


A school setting is one big community, with both staff and pupils. It’s a brilliantly unique working environment that embraces everyone. Everyone tends to make part of a team.

As a teaching assistant, you have an integral part to play in bringing celebrations to life and in helping the entire community to come together in a positive way.

A teaching assistant although demanding, is an incredibly rewarding job role and can be the perfect career choice for you. If it’s something you are looking into, try out our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning course!

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Libby Barrett

As Digital Content Executive for OSC, I'm currently studying my IDM Digital Marketing qualification through distance learning. I absolutely love all things creative and when I'm not at Open Study College, I'm being a complete theatre nerd, performing in panto or amateur productions!

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