Orthodontists

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Occupation Description

Orthodontists inspect, identify, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity irregularities. They design and construct apparatus to straighten teeth and jaws to produce and uphold normal function and to help in meeting the patient’s goal in regards to appearance.

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

5530

Job Openings By 2020

4200

Growth Rate

21.1%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Dental Surgery

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