Dental Assistants

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Occupation Description

Dental assistants help dentists, set up apparatus, prepare patients for procedures, and keep accurate records.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

300160

Job Openings By 2020

154000

Growth Rate

30.8%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:
Associates in Science Dental Assisting
Cerfificate in Dental Assisting

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth