Employment is expected to grow 25% faster than that of other occupations.
About Dental Assisting
Going into dental assisting has many benefits. If you want a career with strong job prospects, a pleasant work environment, relatively short training, and career advancement opportunities, dental assisting may be the right choice for you.
The predicted job growth for dental assistants is significantly stronger than the national average.
Training for dental assisting is much shorter than a typical four-year college education.
Good earning potential
The median annual wage for dental assistants was $36,000 in May 2019.
Learn more about dental assistant wages from BLS.
Varying job duties
Dental assisting job duties can be quite varied, with no two days looking exactly alike.
Working with people
If you enjoy working with people, dental assisting may just be the right career choice for you. You are regularly interacting with other members of the dentist’s office as well as with patients. You will meet people from all kinds of different backgrounds.
Nice work environment
A dentist’s office is a calm and quiet workplace. Since it’s a medical facility, the hygiene standards are naturally extremely high.
Possibility of flexibility
As a dental assistant, you can work either full-time or part-time. Almost one in three dental assistants works part-time.
Career advancement opportunities
The dental health field offers plenty of career advancement opportunities. You may decide after working as a dental assistant for some time to obtain further training and become a dental hygienist, for example. Other opportunities include office administration, teaching or dental sales. Moving into more advanced positions can significantly increase your earnings.
SEIDA provides the quality hands-on learning you need in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
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