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Growth in this field is expected to be about as fast as the average through 2018 because of an expected increase in the school enrollments, but especially the student population that requires assistance of teacher aides, including special education students and students for whom English is not their first language. Areas with rapid population growth, including communities in the South and West will have additional demand for teacher aides. As the number of students in schools increases, new schools and classrooms will be added, and more teachers and teacher aides will be hired. A shortage of teachers will cause administrators to hire more aides to help with larger classrooms.