Why Train to become a Dental Assistant?

As a dental assistant, you can be assured that you will have a rewarding career for years into the future. While many females are involved in dental assisting, it is a great field for men as well. If you are unemployed, this can be a great career choice to help get you into a rewarding career that is always in demand. Dental assistants typically start out earning between $10-$15 per hour.

  • Job outlook, prospects and opportunities are excellent and include both full and part-time positions.
  • Dental assisting careers are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations between 2006 and 2016.
  • Dentists are impressed with the training, knowledge and skills of our graduates.

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Employment is expected to increase much faster than average; job prospects are expected to be excellent.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow 29 percent from 2006 to 2016, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. In fact, dental assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-2016 projection period.

Demand for Dental Assistant Jobs

Job prospects for dental assistants should be excellent. In addition to job openings due to employment growth, numerous job openings will arise out of the need to replace assistants who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave for other reasons.

Since many dentists employ two or more dental assistants, job opportunities in the field are excellent.