Dental Assistant Career Outlook

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5-Year Average Salary

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Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Dental Assistant

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to record-keeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

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Dental Office Manager

Dental Office Managers plan, direct and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary, but administrative service managers typically maintain facilities and supervise activities that include record-keeping, mail distribution and office upkeep.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Dental Receptionist

  • Dental Practice Manager

  • Dental Lab Technician

  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

  • Dental Insurance Claims Processor

  • Dental Sales Representative

  • Dental Treatment Coordinator

  • Dental Specialty Assistant

  • Maxillofacial Dental Assistant

  • Endodontic Dental Assistant

  • Prosthodontic Dental Assistant

  • Orthodontic Dental Assistant

  • Pediatric Dental Assistant

  • Periodontic Dental Assistant

Hear From Graduates

"This program was amazing! Without the Dental Assistant program, I would not be a successful Dental Assistant. This program not only set me up to be successful in the field, but it also game me lifelong friendships and connections." 

Dental Assistant graduate


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