How to Hire a Paraprofessional

Does your growing business need a paraprofessional? Paraprofessionals can help your company increase customer service and retention.

Here are some tips to help you find great paraprofessional candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Paraprofessionals search for Jobs on Indeed*

171,532

job seekers clicked on paraprofessional jobs

52,999

resumes from job seekers with paraprofessional experience on Indeed

2,946

paraprofessional jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.80 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$24.35 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$24.35

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Paraprofessional?

A great paraprofessional hire can help your business manage more customers and increase the amount of customers that you can handle. A paraprofessional offers great services at a reduced cost as they are not true professionals.

• Increase the amount of work your business can handle
• Provide a service at less than the cost of a full professional
• Increase the overall revenue of your business

Skills to look for in a great Paraprofessional

A great paraprofessional candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Basic software skills such as CRM and Microsoft products
• Good at working in a team
• Great listening ability
• Creative Problem Solving
• Driven and motivated
• Well prepared to assist in and handle any task related to their profession

Writing a Paraprofessional job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Paraprofessional candidates. A Paraprofessional job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Paraprofessional jobs, such as:

• paralegal
• assistant
• adjunct

Interviewing Paraprofessional candidates

Strong candidates for paraprofessional positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How do you handle a variety of tasks
• Software abilities
• How to handle difficult clients

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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