noun. a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional.
- legal assistant
Example sentences of the word paraprofessional
1. Noun, singular or mass
Becoming a paraprofessional is a great option if you're not quite qualified to be a teacher, but you want to work with kids or gain relevant experience so that you can become a teacher one day.
A paraprofessional in Ohio is an education worker who is not a licensed teacher but assists the teacher in the classroom.