What are the advantages of pursuing a career as a Dental Assistant?
First, there is the advantage of job security. Findings show that this position is one of the top twenty-five fastest growing careers in the United States. According to the U.S. Labor Bureau, people who work in this field earn, on the average, an annual income of $34,500. On the higher end of the continuum, which is the top 10 percent, Dental Assistants earn over $47,000 annually.
Second, the time it takes to acquire this type of position is minimal because you don’t have to spend large quantities of time and money taking classes at a junior college or university. As a matter of fact, there are individuals who go through on-the-job training programs which will pay them for working while receiving training. Some states require certification, so it is best to find out if your state falls into that category.
Third, Dental Assistants have the benefit of working in a climate-controlled professional dental office. There are some dentists who have their own office, and there are offices in which a group of dentists shares the same office space. Since these offices are usually small, and there are a handful of employees, the atmosphere is pleasant and the people, for the most part, are very friendly.
Fourth, you can develop a wide range of skills working in this position. Job duties may vary in accordance with each state’s set of regulations for this field of work. However, there are usually core responsibilities that are performed by the Assistant.
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Dr. Ted Pinney