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Dental Assisting Information

Dental Assisting Job Outlook
Demand in the field is being caused by greater focus on preventative dental care, as well as greater use of assistants by younger dentists. Growth is also fueled by an increasing population and rapid expansion of the entire health care industry.

Healthy Dental Careers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects employment of dental assistants to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, ranking these dental careers among the fastest growing occupations.

Earnings
The mean annual wage of dental assistants was $36,260/$17.43 an hour as of May 2014. The highest 10 percent earned more than $49,540 a year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Choose a dental assisting program, and sink your teeth into a desirable dental career. With Dental Assisting listed as one of the nation's fastest growing careers, Dental Assisting schools are filling up quickly.

Dental Assisting programs teach students how to work in a dental office, where they will handle sterilized equipment and prepare patients for dental examinations. Our programs are short, focusing on the real world skills and medical knowledge needed for a successful career.

 



Industry Average Salaries for Dental Assistants

• Offices of Dentists - $36,270

• Offices of Physicians - $33,670

• Federal Executive Branch - $39,460

• Employment Services - $35,990

• Outpatient Care Centers - $35,760

Outstanding Income Potential

• Experienced dental assistants earn in the high $30,000's

• Insurance benefits

• Paid vacations

• Pension participation

Outstanding Dynamic Profession

• Be a healthcare professional

• Work in a highly professional environment

• Actively interact with people all day - every day (it's anything but a desk job!)

Outstanding Employment Opportunities

• Dental assistants are in great demand - there are more than 80,000 annual openings

• Full time and part time positions always available

• Transportable profession - anywhere in the United States

Outstanding Growth Opportunities

• Office manager (most office managers were dental assistants)

• Expanded functions assistant

• Treatment coordinator

• Anesthesia tech

• Specialty assistants (orthodontics; oral surgery; periodontics)

Job Possibilities in Dentistry

• Dental Assistant Office Manger Registered Dental Assistant

• Infection Control Registered Dental Assistant E.F. Laboratory Tech

• Educator Office Sales Consultant Receptionist Foreign Jobs

• Dental Assistant Occupations/General Office

• Occupations

• Dental Assistant (DA)

• Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

• Registered Dental Assistant EF (RDA-EF)

• Educator / Teacher Office Manager

• Infection Control Tech File Clerk

• X-ray Tech Dental Receptionist

• Laboratory Inventory / Supply

Students at SCSDA

Students at SCSDA

Students at SCSDA

Students at SCSDA

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